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.


© 2023, Lisa Santiago Sauls

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