Volume : 8, Issue : 3, MAR 2022
EFFECTIVENESS OF KALEIDOSCOPE ON PAIN AND ANXIETY LEVELS DURING INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCK IN 6-9-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN
MILI KEVADIYAA*, ANUP PANDAB, MIRA VIRDAC, JINA JANID, BALRAJ SHUKLAE, JAY MEHTAF
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of distraction techniques using kaleidoscope in the management of pain and anxiety in 6-9-year-old children receiving inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB).
Methodology: Fifty children aged 6-9 years were screened to be included in the study who required dental treatment and had no prior history of dental treatment. A simple randomization technique utilizing a computer-generated lottery method was used to allocate the participants into an experimental and control group. The experimental group was distracted using kaleidoscope during the administration of local anesthesia whereas the control group did not receive any such intervention.
Results: Statistically significant reduction in the anxiety level was seen in children who received distraction (P <0.05). The pain levels of children in the experimental group reduced but was not statistically significant (p <0.22).
Conclusion: The distraction technique using kaleidoscope was an effective approach for reduction of pain and anxiety in children during inferior alveolar nerve block.
DISTRACTION, KALEIDOSCOPE, PAIN, ANXIETY, INFERIOR ALVEOLAR NERVE BLOCK, LOCAL ANESTHESIA.
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