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Title: The role of psychological variables in pain report in children undergoing fixed appliance orthodontic treatment
Author: Spencer, Tamesa A.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1997
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It has been known for some time that a clinically significant percentage of patients who have fixed appliances experience pain. This can not be ignored in the light of research which has shown that pain from the appliance is one of the major causes of discontinuation of treatment. Differences in reported pain do not always appear to be due to differences in treatment characteristics or to differences in the use of analgesics. Although there is quite substantial literature on the prevalence of reported pain following and during dental procedures, few studies have examined the factors which are associated with pain report in children undergoing fixed appliance treatment. This study aims to 1) examine the factors which may influence pain report in children wearing a fixed appliance; 2) examine the role of the perceived control and its effect on pain experience. The main factors which are explored in this study are child and parental anxiety, self esteem, locus of control, family environment and pain report. The results and limitations of the study are discussed and recommendations made for future research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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