Reducing Children's Anxiety Using Homeopathic Remedy Before Dental Treatment
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||children's dental anxiety|
|Treatments||homeopathic remedy, placebo|
|Sponsor||Hadassah Medical Organization|
|Start date||September 2012|
|End date||December 2014|
|Trial size||30 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01658059, rcauhr-HMO-CTIL|
Pharmacological interventions to aid behavior management's techniques are commonly used in pediatric dentistry. The aim of the medicaments is to control behavior and allow safe completion of a dental procedure. Homeopathic remedy is safe and can be effective to control behavior and decrease anxiety in children during dental treatment.
Aim: 1. To explore the efficacy of homeopathic drugs in decreasing children's dental anxiety before dental treatment.
2. To assess the effectiveness of homeopathic remedy in facilitating dental treatment for anxious children.
Methods: prospective, double-blind study. Thirty healthy children (5-12 years-old) will receive homeopathic remedy\placebo before dental treatment. Anxiety reduction will be measured using: saliva cortisol levels, saliva α-amylase levels, facial image scale (FIS), and Houpt behavior scale.
Expected results: the homeopathic remedy will reduce anxiety and increase child cooperation during dental treatment.
|Intervention model||crossover assignment|
|Masking||double blind (subject, caregiver, investigator)|
Reducing Children's Anxiety
time frame: Each dental apointment, aproximatly 30 minutes on the average
Male or female participants from 5 years up to 12 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Dental anxiety - Needs at least 2 dental treatment appointments Exclusion Criteria: - Medically compromised - Cooperative, needs less than 2 dental treatment appointments
|Official title||Reducing Children's Anxiety Using Homeopathic Remedy Before Dental Treatment|
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