An evaluation of the PALS after treatment modelling intervention to reduce dental anxiety in child dental patients.

@article{Howard2009AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the PALS after treatment modelling intervention to reduce dental anxiety in child dental patients.},
  author={Karen E. Howard and Ruth Freeman},
  journal={International journal of paediatric dentistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          233-42
        }
}
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the passivity to activity through live symbolic (PALS) after treatment modelling intervention to reduce child dental anxiety. METHODS A convenience sample of consecutive 5- to 10-year-old dental patients were randomly assigned to intervention or control groups. Self-reported child dental anxiety was assessed at the start of each visit. At the end of each visit, children in the intervention group were introduced to a glove puppet… CONTINUE READING
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