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Assessment of children's anxiety throughout dental treatment by their drawings.
ASDC J Dent Child. 1982 Mar-Apr; 49(2):99-106.AJ

Abstract

The handling of anxiety is of paramount importance during dental treatment of children. A simple and convenient method to measure this anxiety is based upon children's color drawings, prior and during the treatment course. One hundred and ninety-two drawings were done by fifty-five children, aged six to seven years, of whom forty-five children completed a full course of treatment. Their clinical behavior was also assessed and recorded. A combined analysis of the drawings and the clinical behavior pointed at an increase of anxiety after the first treatment session and a decline after the second one. After completion of treatment the rating of the children's behavior became similar to that of the initial visit; however, manifest anxiety was still expressed in their drawings. The analysis of the Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) proved to be a sensitive and simple method for the pedodontist.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

6949941

Citation

Sheskin, R B., et al. "Assessment of Children's Anxiety Throughout Dental Treatment By Their Drawings." ASDC Journal of Dentistry for Children, vol. 49, no. 2, 1982, pp. 99-106.
Sheskin RB, Klein H, Lowental U. Assessment of children's anxiety throughout dental treatment by their drawings. ASDC J Dent Child. 1982;49(2):99-106.
Sheskin, R. B., Klein, H., & Lowental, U. (1982). Assessment of children's anxiety throughout dental treatment by their drawings. ASDC Journal of Dentistry for Children, 49(2), 99-106.
Sheskin RB, Klein H, Lowental U. Assessment of Children's Anxiety Throughout Dental Treatment By Their Drawings. ASDC J Dent Child. 1982 Mar-Apr;49(2):99-106. PubMed PMID: 6949941.
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