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Children's views on microneedle use as an alternative to blood sampling for patient monitoring.

Authors
  • Mooney, Karen1
  • McElnay, James C
  • Donnelly, Ryan F
  • 1 School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of pharmacy practice
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
22
Issue
5
Pages
335–344
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12081
PMID: 24308565
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The findings presented here support the development of blood-free, minimally invasive techniques and provide an initial indication of microneedle acceptability in children, particularly for monitoring purposes. A proactive response to these unique insights should enable microneedle array design to better meet the needs of this end-user group. Further work in this area is recommended to ascertain the perspectives of a purposive sample of children with chronic conditions who require regular monitoring.

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