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dc.creatorGómez-Polo, Cristinaes
dc.creatorVilches, Ana-Aidaes
dc.creatorRibas Pérez, Davides
dc.creatorCastaño Seiquer, Antonio Luises
dc.creatorMontero, Javieres
dc.identifier.citationGómez-Polo, C., Vilches, A., Ribas Pérez, D., Castaño Seiquer, A.L. y Montero, J. (2021). Behaviour and Anxiety Management of Paediatric Dental Patients through Virtual Reality: A Randomised Clinical Trial. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10 (14), art.n.3019.
dc.identifier.issn2077-0383 (electrónico)es
dc.description.abstractClinicians should appreciate the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) headsets for managing both the anxiety and the behaviour of non-cooperative paediatric patients who require treatment over several dental appointments. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of using a VR headset as a distraction for managing the anxiety and behaviour of paediatric patients during their dental treatment. Eighty patients, aged between five and ten years old and who required dental treatment over three or more appointments, were randomly allocated into two groups. One group used a VR headset during all their appointments, and the other one did not use any distraction technique. The patients were asked to take a Facial Image Scale Test during their first and last appointments to assess their level of anxiety. Additionally, the dentist completed the Frankl Test to quantify the child’s behaviour at the beginning and the end of their treatment. The results obtained, both from the group using the VR headset and from the control group, were compared using the chi-square test. The use of a VR headset during dental treatment significantly reduced anxiety (95% of the children were happy) and improved behaviour (100% positive behaviour) as compared with the control group (40% and 57.5%, respectively). A VR headset can effectively distract a paediatric patient, helping to reduce anxiety and manage behaviour during dental treatmentes
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Clinical Medicine, 10 (14), art.n.3019.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.subjectVirtual realityes
dc.subjectDental treatmentes
dc.titleBehaviour and Anxiety Management of Paediatric Dental Patients through Virtual Reality: A Randomised Clinical Triales
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Estomatologíaes
dc.journaltitleJournal of Clinical Medicinees

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