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
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