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Impact of dental atmosphere and behaviour of the dentist on children's cooperation.
Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2012 Sep; 37(3):195-204.AP

Abstract

During dental treatment children are usually under psychological pressure. With the Sarnat Behaviour Score five different types of patients can be distinguished. There is no method that measures the impact of dental atmosphere and dentist's behaviour on the young patients' readiness to cooperate. The objective of the present study was the implementation and evaluation of a questionnaire on this subject. Eighty-eight patients participated in this study. In the first part of the new questionnaire personal information was collected. The second part consists of 43 items and investigates the relationship between dentist and patient and reflects the atmosphere of the environment. Statistical analysis was performed using the Chi-square test. There were statistically significant differences between the cooperative and non-cooperative group, as regards the perceived honesty of the dentist, the ability to explain and wish to help. Uncooperative children are significantly more often afraid of the dental environment. Sympathy alone has only a minor effect on children's cooperation. Children should be treated with empathy. Especially younger patients appreciate detailed explanations by the dentist. Children's non-cooperative behaviour results often from their aroused interest in the unknown environment, which causes an unpleasant perception of the whole setting.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany. zahnerhaltung@med.uni-rostock.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22460354

Citation

Welly, A, et al. "Impact of Dental Atmosphere and Behaviour of the Dentist On Children's Cooperation." Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, vol. 37, no. 3, 2012, pp. 195-204.
Welly A, Lang H, Welly D, et al. Impact of dental atmosphere and behaviour of the dentist on children's cooperation. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2012;37(3):195-204.
Welly, A., Lang, H., Welly, D., & Kropp, P. (2012). Impact of dental atmosphere and behaviour of the dentist on children's cooperation. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 37(3), 195-204. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10484-012-9189-y
Welly A, et al. Impact of Dental Atmosphere and Behaviour of the Dentist On Children's Cooperation. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2012;37(3):195-204. PubMed PMID: 22460354.
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