Accession Number : AD0454930


Title :   A METHOD FOR EVALUATING PREMEDICATION EFFICACY IN DENTAL PATIENTS


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY


Personal Author(s) : Evans, W O ; Tannenbaum, K ; Turek, B ; Alling, E E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/454930.pdf


Report Date : 13 Jul 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : A method of testing for the efficacy of dental premedication in children, using a double blind condition for obtaining ratings of manageability by dentists and of emotionality of psychologists, was investigated. Film and sound recordings made during a standard dental procedure on apprehensive children were used for judgments. Variables of the study were degrees of 'emotionality' and 'manageability' on the first and second visits; and, the effects of premedication with chloral hydrate and methampyrone. The technique yielded a reliable, valid, and sensitive index.


Descriptors :   *DENTISTRY , *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , HYDRATES , FEAR , BEHAVIOR , DRUGS , COUNTERMEASURES , CHILDREN , EMOTIONS , SODIUM COMPOUNDS , TRANQUILIZERS


Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE