Anelise Daher

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BACKGROUND The Dental Discomfort Questionnaire (DDQ) is an observational instrument intended to measure dental discomfort and/or pain in children under 5 years of age. This study aimed to validate a previously cross-culturally adapted version of DDQ in a Brazilian children sample. METHODS Participants included 263 children (58.6% boys, mean age 43.5(More)
The relationship between early childhood caries (ECC) and obesity is controversial. This cross-sectional survey investigated this association in children from low-income families in Goiania, Goias, Brazil and considered the role of several social determinants. A questionnaire examining the characteristics of the children and their families was administered(More)
BACKGROUND Relative analgesia (RA), defined as the use of inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen, is one of the most common pharmacological behavior management techniques used to provide sedation and analgesia for dental patients. This study aimed to assess RA licensed Brazilian dentists' practices and opinions about nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation(More)
BACKGROUND Children dental pain recognition is pointed as a priority in paediatric dentistry, but little is known about dentists' perception of pre-schoolers' dental pain. AIM To understand paediatric dentists' viewpoint on dental pain (toothache) in pre-schoolers and to identify the associated factors. DESIGN Mixed-methods with two phases: (i)(More)
OBJECTIVES The Dental Discomfort Questionnaire (DDQ), which is an observational instrument that assesses dental pain in preschool children, has not been extensively tested for its ability to identify dental treatment needs in this population. This study aimed to explore the accuracy of the Brazilian version of the DDQ (DDQ-B) to identify preschool children(More)
Many parents rely on emergency services to deal with their children's dental problems, mostly pain and infection associated with dental caries. This cross-sectional study analyzed the factors associated with not doing an oral procedure in preschoolers with toothache attending public dental emergency services. Data were obtained from the clinical files of(More)
BACKGROUND Some sedatives used in children and adolescents can affect memory function. Memory impairment of traumatic experience can minimize the chance of future psychological trauma. Knowledge about the potential of different sedatives to produce amnesia can help in the decision-making process of choosing a sedative regimen. The aim of this systematic(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have suggested that benzodiazepines are amnestic drug par excellence, but when taken together, what level of evidence do they generate? Are other sedatives as amnestic as benzodiazepines? The aim of this study was to assess the level of scientific evidence for the amnestic effect of sedatives in pediatric patients who undergo health(More)
A rigorous cross-cultural adaptation process of an existing instrument could be the best option for measuring health in different cultures, instead of developing a new tool, and prior to psychometric and validation testing. The Dental Discomfort Questionnaire (DDQ), a validated instrument for assessing toothache in young children, has not been(More)