ショウガイジ ホゴシャ エノ シカテキ シエン
Dental Supporting for Disabled Child and the Guardian
Harada, Keiko Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tokushima University Hospital
The purpose of this lecture was to know the actual situation of disabled child and the guardian for the establishment of dental supporting methods.
Questionnaire for the guardian was collected and the anxiety of the guardian was estimated with the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) on the day of the “Guardian Class” and the day of the “recall” of the child regular oral examination.
In the Anxiety-State of the mother, the score on the day of the “Guardian Class” was higher than the score of the general woman. But that score on the day of the “recall” (average period :3 years and 11 months after the first dental visit) was significantly lower than the score on the day of the “Guardian Class” (p<0.01) and was the same as the score of the general woman.
In the Anxiety-Trait of the mother, there was no statistical difference between the score on the “Guardian Class” and the score on the “recall” ,and they were very higher than the score of the general woman.
It is necessary that the dentist and co-dental staff notice the guardian of disabled child whose verbal and nonverbal condition at the first dental visit so that the anxiety may decrease as soon as possible. The dentist should emphasis the continuation of regular oral examination.
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