Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Influence of Sensory Adapted Environment on Dental Anxiety of Children with Developmental Disability as Compared to Typical Children

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Influence of Sensory Adapted Environment on Dental Anxiety of Children with Developmental Disability as Compared to Typical Children

Article excerpt

This presentation will examine the influence of a sensory adapted environment (SAE) on the behavior and arousal levels of typical children in comparison to children with developmental disability (DD), during a stress-provoking medical situation.

Methods: Sixteen children (6-11 years old) with DD and 19 age-matched typical children participated in a cross-over trial measuring behavioral and psychophysiological variables, performed during a dental intervention.

Results: Both groups performed better in the SAE compared to the regular environment (RE), by comparing: the mean duration of anxious behaviors in the SAE and RE (5.26 and 13.56 minutes, p=<0.001); the mean electrodermal activity (EDA) for arousal levels, before commencement of treatment in the SAE and RE (784 and 349 Kohms, p=0. …

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