Anxiety, information, interpersonal impacts, and adjustment to a stressful health care situation.

@article{Auerbach1983AnxietyII,
  title={Anxiety, information, interpersonal impacts, and adjustment to a stressful health care situation.},
  author={Scott M. Auerbach and Massimo Fabrizio Martelli and Louis G Mercuri},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1983},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={1284-96}
}
Forty patients scheduled for dental extraction surgery were given either specific or general preparatory information, and this information was presented in either a personalized or relatively impersonal fashion using nonverbal cues. Changes in state anxiety over the course of the experiment were accounted for by individual differences in the Dental Anxiety Scale. The most important determinant of adjustment during surgery was the congruence between specificity of information received and… CONTINUE READING

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