Audiovisual distraction for dental anxiety in children?

Patients in the intervention group were shown a brief informational video before receiving their Internet based intervention, in the hope that this would encourage acceptance of the treatment. 

This review of the effectiveness of audiovisual distraction for reducing dental anxiety in children included 9 trials 6 of which were randomised. The findings suggested that audiovisual distraction was helpful in reducing dental anxiety although all the trials were considered to be at high risk of bias.

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Review suggests a combination of reinforcement and response reduction procedures appear effective as treatments for pica


Pica refers to eating objects which are inedible. In people with learning disabilities this may manifest itself as ingesting specific objects, or it may be indiscriminate. The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has produced a factsheet with further information. This review set out to look at the existing literature on treatment of pica. The author uses the [read the full story…]