Psychological preparation for invasive medical and dental procedures

Abstract

Psychological preparation for invasive medical and dental procedures has been based on the rationale that high levels of preprocedural fear are detrimental to patients' subsequent adaptation. After a brief survey of the theoretical and empirical evidence pertaining to this rationale, the major psychological approaches designed to alleviate preprocedural… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00845274

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