You work in a pediatrician’s office and give patients their routine vaccinations. The younger children are often fearful of needles, and some of the RNs use toys to distract the patients. You want to know if this technique actually has an effect on the children's pain response.
Construct a clinical question in PICO format.
P = young children
I = distraction techniques during immunization
C = no intervention
O = lower pain scores rated by the Faces pain scale
In young children, do distraction techniques during immunization administration using toys result in lower pain scores when compared to no intervention?