What is the role of cognitive behaviour therapy in reducing dental anxiety in adult patients?

Khan, Marium (2013) What is the role of cognitive behaviour therapy in reducing dental anxiety in adult patients? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Background: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy approach based on theories derived from psychological models of human emotion and behaviour. The term refers to behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy and a combination of both.

    Aims: The aim of this dissertation was to determine whether CBT is effective in reducing dental anxiety for adult patients.

    Methods: A literature review was carried out by searching online journals and databases. The reviewed studies were then critically appraised.

    Results: Results showed that CBT was effective at reducing dental anxiety.

    Conclusion: CBT has many advantages but also some disadvantages for treating dental anxiety. Further stronger research is required to draw definitive conclusions.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Portsmouth Dental Academy
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 16:28
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:30
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/13683

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