All kidding aside: Medical clowns calm children during uncomfortable allergy test

6 noviembre 2014

Because the ‘scratch test’ for allergies involves needles that prick multiple points along the skin’s surface, it’s a particularly high-stress examination for children — and their understandably anxious parents. Now a new study has confirmed that ‘medical clowns’ not only significantly decrease the level of anxiety expressed by children undergoing these tests, but they also assuage the pain the children experience.