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Although the risk of fainting and prefaint reactions (e.g., dizziness, lightheadedness) is low during blood donation, there is evidence that this risk remains a concern for many donors. This study sought to measure perceived risk for such reactions within the general population and to relate perceived risk to individual reports of fear of having blood drawn.
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In Israel, the whole population is covered by comprehensive universal health insurance. Despite that, most of the population purchases supplementary health insurance (SHI). It has been shown that indi...
Recommendations for maximum blood draw in children range from 1-5% despite limited evidence. The aim of the study was to assess the safety of blood draws in children aged six months to 12 years target...
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders. Anxiety disorders and neurotic fear cause significant disruption of the psychosocial functioning of the individual. In generalized anxiety...
The primary aim of the study was to assess the convergent validity of the Surgical Fear Questionnaire (SFQ) with other self-report instruments and biological indices of stress. Secondary aims were the...
To evaluate the prevalence of needle fear and summarize the characteristics of individuals who exhibit this fear.
This study is being done with the purpose of trying to understand if and why transplant recipients may develop tolerance to their transplanted organ. Tolerance means being able to lower or...
Since the 2000s, the experiences of children and especially their fear during a consultation, a treatment or examination is food for thought in our establishment. There is no tool validate...
To study if a targeted gene expression profile of RNA, similar to the NETest, can be isolated from the peripheral blood of patients with melanoma, to identify active disease, provide an as...
All persons with type 1 diabetes are at risk for developing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This is a life-threatening condition that leads to profound fear of hypoglycemia and reduced qua...
Lateral epicondylalgia affects people of both gender between 1 and 3% of the world population, with up to 15% in the working population reaching an average of 12 weeks off work for this re...
The techniques used to draw blood from a vein for diagnostic purposes or for treatment of certain blood disorders such as erythrocytosis, hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, and porphyria cutanea tarda.
Self-generated faint acoustic signals from the inner ear (COCHLEA) without external stimulation. These faint signals can be recorded in the EAR CANAL and are indications of active OUTER AUDITORY HAIR CELLS. Spontaneous otoacoustic emissions are found in all classes of land vertebrates.
The application of LEECHES to the body to draw blood for therapeutic purposes. Such medicinal leeching, an ancient medical practice, is still being used in microsurgery and the treatment of venous congestion or occlusion.
Anxiety disorders in which the essential feature is persistent and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that the individual feels compelled to avoid. The individual recognizes the fear as excessive or unreasonable.
Puncture of a vein to draw blood for therapeutic purposes. Bloodletting therapy has been used in Talmudic and Indian medicine since the medieval time, and was still practiced widely in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its modern counterpart is PHLEBOTOMY.