Event Title

Needle phobia in young patients

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Objective:To evaluate prevalence of needle phobia among young patients presenting to tertiary care government hospitals of Karachi Patients and Method: Design:Cross-sectional study Site of study:Civil Hospital Karachi, Jinnah Hospital Karachi and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi (medical and surgical OPD’s) Subjects:273 subjects between the age of 14-25 years (young patients)

Methods:Performa comprises of 13 questions. The purpose of the study was explained to the patients. Hearing the explanation and agreeing to fill out the questionnaire constituted informed verbal consent. Period of Study:Feb 2013 to July 2013 (6 months)

Results:Out of 273 study subjects, fear of needle was present in 37.2% (n=99) with majority of needle phobic were females 76.8% (n=70). Resistive type of phobia predominated in male and female with slight increase in male. Study subjects with age group below 18 complained of Resistive and Hyperalgesic type with equal proportion but subjects of age group 18 & above complained Resistive type of phobia. Males most commonly feared needle injection at elbow and deltoid region with same ratio and in female hand was most feared region. Below 18 most common part feared was deltoid region where as in age 18 or above, hand was the most commonly feared region. Family History of Needle Phobia was prevalent in 30subjects and even blood tests and other medical treatment involving needle insertion were completely avoided by 23young patients.

Conclusion:37.2 percent of the patients in the study showed the evidence of needle phobia, common in females. Resistive type was often encountered in male and female. Elbow and deltoid region was feared by males and hand was mostly feared by female.

Keywords: Needle Phobia, Anxiety, Resistive Type Of Needle Phobia, Tertiary Care Hospital

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Needle phobia in young patients

Auditorium Pond Side

Objective:To evaluate prevalence of needle phobia among young patients presenting to tertiary care government hospitals of Karachi Patients and Method: Design:Cross-sectional study Site of study:Civil Hospital Karachi, Jinnah Hospital Karachi and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi (medical and surgical OPD’s) Subjects:273 subjects between the age of 14-25 years (young patients)

Methods:Performa comprises of 13 questions. The purpose of the study was explained to the patients. Hearing the explanation and agreeing to fill out the questionnaire constituted informed verbal consent. Period of Study:Feb 2013 to July 2013 (6 months)

Results:Out of 273 study subjects, fear of needle was present in 37.2% (n=99) with majority of needle phobic were females 76.8% (n=70). Resistive type of phobia predominated in male and female with slight increase in male. Study subjects with age group below 18 complained of Resistive and Hyperalgesic type with equal proportion but subjects of age group 18 & above complained Resistive type of phobia. Males most commonly feared needle injection at elbow and deltoid region with same ratio and in female hand was most feared region. Below 18 most common part feared was deltoid region where as in age 18 or above, hand was the most commonly feared region. Family History of Needle Phobia was prevalent in 30subjects and even blood tests and other medical treatment involving needle insertion were completely avoided by 23young patients.

Conclusion:37.2 percent of the patients in the study showed the evidence of needle phobia, common in females. Resistive type was often encountered in male and female. Elbow and deltoid region was feared by males and hand was mostly feared by female.

Keywords: Needle Phobia, Anxiety, Resistive Type Of Needle Phobia, Tertiary Care Hospital