Coping with oral surgery by self-efficacy enhancement and perceptions of control.

@article{Litt1993CopingWO,
  title={Coping with oral surgery by self-efficacy enhancement and perceptions of control.},
  author={Mark D Litt and Carrie Nye and David J. Shafer},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={1993},
  volume={72 8},
  pages={
          1237-43
        }
}
Recent work has suggested that patients' coping could be improved in stressful dental situations if perceptions of self-efficacy and control could be enhanced. To test this hypothesis, 70 first-time third-molar extraction patients were randomly assigned to one of four surgery preparation conditions: standard preparation, oral premedication, relaxation, and a relaxation+efficacy-enhancing feed-back condition in which subjects were given false galvanic skin response (GSR) biofeedback leading them… CONTINUE READING
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