A Comparative Evaluation of Fear and Anxiety in (3-6) Year Old Children Following Treatment under General Anesthesia and Outpatient Dental Treatment

Jabarifar, Seyed Ebrahim and Ahmadi Rozbahani, Neda and Javadi nejad, Shahrzad and Hosseini, Leila (2014) A Comparative Evaluation of Fear and Anxiety in (3-6) Year Old Children Following Treatment under General Anesthesia and Outpatient Dental Treatment. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 38 (1). pp. 9-16.

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Abstract

Introduction: Nowadays management of children's dental fear has attracted much more interest. This study was designed to find out the impact of out-patient and in-patient with general anesthesia procedures on the fear level alterations in children. Materials & Methods: In this cross sectional-descriptive study, two groups of 50 participants (3-6 year old) were selected. The patients in the first group were treated in outpatient service while the other group received the treatment in inpatient service under general anesthesia. The parents were asked to fill out the CFSS-DS (Children’s Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale) questionnaire, before and after the procedure to assess the fear level of their children. The data were analyzed by independent t-test, paired t-test and chi-square test using SPSS 16 (α=0.05). Results: In the outpatient group, mean fear scores, before and after the procedure were 26.3±19.2 and 28.4±24.4 respectively. The difference was not significant. In inpatient treated group with general anesthesia, mean fear scores, were 37.9±24.8 and 40.6±28.7 before and after the procedure, respectively. The difference was not significant. The fear scores in outpatient group were significantly lower than those of the inpatient group, both before and after the procedure (P

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 13:34
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 13:34
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2046

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