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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 192-203

Comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of audio and audiovisual distraction aids in the management of anxious pediatric dental patients


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, JCD Dental College and Hospital, Sirsa, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, National Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Punjab, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, JCD Dental College and Hospital, Sirsa, Haryana, India
4 Department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Daswani dental college and research center, Kota, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Rajwinder Kaur
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, JCD Dental College and Hospital, Sirsa, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.160357

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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare audio and audiovisual distraction aids in management of anxious pediatric dental patients of different age groups and to study children's response to sequential dental visits with the use of distraction aids. Study Design: This study was conducted on two age groups, that is, 4-6 years and 6-8 years with 30 patients in each age group on their first dental visit. The children of both the age groups were divided into 3 subgroups, the control group, audio distraction group, audiovisual distraction group with 10 patients in each subgroup. Each child in all the subgroups had gone through three dental visits. Child anxiety level at each visit was assessed by using a combination of anxiety measuring parameters. The data collected was tabulated and subjected to statistical analysis. Results: Tukey honest significant difference post-hoc test at 0.05% level of significance revealed audiovisual group showed statistically highly significant difference from audio and control group, whereas audio group showed the statistically significant difference from the control group. Conclusion: Audiovisual distraction was found to be a more effective mode of distraction in the management of anxious children in both the age groups when compared to audio distraction. In both the age groups, a significant effect of the visit type was also observed.






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