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Relaxation versus cognitive therapies for dental fear--a psychophysiological approach.
Health Psychol. 2006 May; 25(3):267-73.HP

Abstract

By separating 127 adult dental-phobic patients according to fear etiology and psychophysiologic response style, the authors investigated the outcome of 2 dental fear treatments. Before and after either relaxation or cognitively oriented treatment, subjects were exposed to neutral and fear-relevant video sequences while the subjects' forehead muscle tension, heart rate, and skin conductance were recorded. Pre- to postintervention differences in self-reported dental fear, general fear, and trait anxiety were analyzed together with psychophysiological data. Both treatments resulted in a significant reduction of dental fear. Despite significant interaction effects of Treatment Modality x Psychophysiological Response Style, it could not be concluded that patients with different fear etiologies or response styles benefit differentially from the 2 treatments given.

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Department of Psychology, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden. jesper.lundgren@psy.gu.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16719597

Citation

Lundgren, Jesper, et al. "Relaxation Versus Cognitive Therapies for Dental Fear--a Psychophysiological Approach." Health Psychology : Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, vol. 25, no. 3, 2006, pp. 267-73.
Lundgren J, Carlsson SG, Berggren U. Relaxation versus cognitive therapies for dental fear--a psychophysiological approach. Health Psychol. 2006;25(3):267-73.
Lundgren, J., Carlsson, S. G., & Berggren, U. (2006). Relaxation versus cognitive therapies for dental fear--a psychophysiological approach. Health Psychology : Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 25(3), 267-73.
Lundgren J, Carlsson SG, Berggren U. Relaxation Versus Cognitive Therapies for Dental Fear--a Psychophysiological Approach. Health Psychol. 2006;25(3):267-73. PubMed PMID: 16719597.
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