Dental anxiety is a common problem among the children. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of hypnotherapy in children with dental anxiety. The participants will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to hypnotherapy or control group. The outcome measures will be Modified Children Dental Anxiety Scale-faces version(MCDAS(f)) and Visual Analogue Scale(VAS).
Full Title of Study: “Efficacy of Hypnotherapy in Children Aged 8-12 Years Old With Dental Anxiety: A Randomized Clinical Trial”
- Study Type: Interventional
- Study Design
- Allocation: Randomized
- Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
- Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Masking: Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
- Study Primary Completion Date: February 15, 2020
- Behavioral: Hypnotherapy
Arms, Groups and Cohorts
- Experimental: Hypnotherapy
- No Intervention: Control
Clinical Trial Outcome Measures
- Modified Children Dental Anxiety Scale Faces version MCDAS(f)
- Time Frame: maximum 1 week after hypnotherapy.
- Modified Children Dental Anxiety Scale is a self-reported measurement and consists of 8 questions with 5 pictorial answers for each question. Total score ranges from 8 to 40, with higher scores higher dental anxiety.
- Visual Analog Scale (VAS)
- Time Frame: during dental treatment
- Visual Analog Scale was used to evaluate the dental anxiety in six stages of dental treatment. The scores range from 0 to 10, with higher scores higher dental anxiety.
Participating in This Clinical Trial
- initial MCDAS(f) total score > 19
- ICDAS II (international caries detection and assessment score)= 5 for at least one tooth
- presence of dental pain complaint
- non-obtaining the informed consent form
Gender Eligibility: All
Minimum Age: 8 Years
Maximum Age: 12 Years
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Lead Sponsor
- Ataturk University
- Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
- Principal Investigator: Elif Kardes, Principal Investigator – Ataturk University
- Overall Official(s)
- Fatih Sengul, Study Director, assistant professor
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