Effects of distraction technique using fidget toy on the level of anxiety of clients who will undergo venipuncture

Date of Completion


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Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Anxiety Disorders, Phlebotomy, Play Therapy


This study used the non-equivalent comparison group pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental design. Using purposive sampling technique, 40 first time clients were chosen from community-based Philippine Red Cross Cavite Chapter blood donation programs. The adapted and modified research instruments from the studies of Salazar (2007) and Laurente (1995), the Overt Anxiety Response Rating Scale (OARRS) and the Vital Signs Anxiety Response Rating Scale (VSARRS) were used to gather data. The statistical treatments used were percentage/frequency distribution, mean, t-test and standard deviation. The results showed that, 1) Majority of the respondents were female and 18-24 years old; 2) The level of anxiety of the clients were mostly moderate; 3) There was a significant difference between the level of anxiety of clients who undergo venipuncture before and after distraction technique using fidget toy between the treatment group and comparison group. This means that the finding shows that the application of the fidget toy as a form of Distraction Technique intervention is effective in lowering the level of anxiety of clients who has undergone venipuncture procedure.

First Advisor

Jeeno Jay C. Frani

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