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Int J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2014 Sep-Dec;7(3):149-52. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1254. Epub 2015 Feb 9.

Stress Reduction through Audio Distraction in Anxious Pediatric Dental Patients: An Adjunctive Clinical Study.

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1
Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rama Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2
Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sardar Patel Postgraduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
3
Director, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sardar Patel Postgraduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
4
Reader, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sardar Patel Postgraduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

AIM:

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the eff-cacy of 'audio distraction' in anxious pediatric dental patients.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Sixty children were randomly selected and equally divided into two groups of thirty each. The first group was control group (group A) and the second group was music group (group B). The dental procedure employed was extraction for both the groups. The children included in music group were allowed to hear audio presentation throughout the treatment procedure. Anxiety was measured by using Venham's picture test, pulse rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.

RESULTS:

'Audio distraction' was found efficacious in alleviating anxiety of pediatric dental patients.

CONCLUSION:

'Audio distraction' did decrease the anxiety in pediatric patients to a significant extent. How to cite this article: Singh D, Samadi F, Jaiswal JN, Tripathi AM. Stress Reduction through Audio Distraction in Anxious Pediatric Dental Patients: An Adjunctive Clinical Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014;7(3):149-152.

KEYWORDS:

Audio distraction; Pulse oximeter.; Venham's picture test

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