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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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HAFNER, Maylu Botta et al. Efficacy of Audiovisual Information on Anxiety for Patients Undergoing Tooth Extraction. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.2, pp. 164-170. ISSN 1982-1247.

It was evaluated the efficacy of an informative video on anxiety in patients undergoing tooth extraction. We assessed 140 patients, divided into Control Group (CG) and Experimental Group (EG). Blood pressure apparatus, Corah's Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) were used at immediate preoperative moment, immediate postoperative moment, mediate postoperative moment and before suture removal. The EG watched the video at the first moment. For data analysis, ANOVA, Tukey test and contrast were used (p≤0.05). The results indicated no statistical difference for systolic blood pressure and DAS. Heart rate, diastolic blood pressure, and BAI score presented statistical difference between the groups in the four moments. It is suggested that there is no efficacy of the video for reducing these measures.

Keywords : Anxiety; psychology; oral surgery.

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