Summer 2023

Document Type

Scholarly Project


College of Nursing

First Advisor

Laura Herbert


Problem Statement: Anxiety, fear, and pain related to initiating peripheral venous access or injections are a high priority in the ambulatory infusion clinic setting for both children and adult populations.

Purpose: To determine if the Buzzy device will decrease anxiety, fear, and pain related to adult patients undergoing peripheral venous access or injections in ambulatory infusion clinics.

Methods: Age, sex, route of medication the patient is receiving. A post-procedure questionnaire assessed the participant's satisfaction with the Buzzy device. Pain, fear, anxiety, and patient satisfaction were all measured using a visual analog scale.

Inclusion Criteria: Patients aged eighteen and above receive an injection or peripheral venous access for chronic disease management, English-speaking, cognitively able to answer rating questions via faces scale or written scale.

Analysis: Statistical analyses included descriptive statistics, Spearman correlations and linear regression via Intellectus Statistics program.

Implications for Practice: Results show that using the Buzzy device can decrease the patient's anxiety, fear, and stress related to injections or venipunctures and increase overall patient satisfaction.

Available for download on Thursday, February 01, 2024

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Nursing Commons