By Dr. James Huttner, MD, Ph.D. Maumee Pediatric Associates. Study Period: April- July 2002.
In 2002, Maumee Pediatric Associates, the pediatric practice of Dr. James
Huttner inventor of ShotBlocker®, conducted a study on parent’s assessment of
the ShotBlocker. Parents were asked to complete a short survey immediately
after their child had been given an injection with the aid of ShotBlocker. Eighty
two surveys were completed by parents of children from newborn through late
The results of the study indicated that a substantial majority of the parents
surveyed believed that ShotBlocker made their child less worried about receiving
an injection. A large majority of parents also indicated that they would request
ShotBlocker be used on their child’s next doctor’s visit and that they would
recommend ShotBlcoker to their friends. Additional information on the study and
a more detailed summary of its results follow.