Association between Effects of Sleep Pattern Behaviour of Children During Dental Treatment
Keywords:paediatric care, sleep pattern, behaviour management, child cooperation , pedodontic procedures, child control methods
Introduction : Young children have sleep alterations due to various social and cultural reasons which result
in behavioural changes .Providing dental care for such children becomes a tedious task for practitioners
The children tend to be indifferent towards treatment thus hampering the prognosis of the best provided
Materials and Methods : 100 children between the age of 5 and 14 were included in the study. Demographic
data and family status was recorded. They were then assessed on the basis of their behavior in the dental
clinic using Frankls behaviour scale.
Results : The results showed that sleep was a major factor that influenced the child’s behavior. Mothers
occupation , type of family and number of siblings were also closely associated with the altered behavior of
Conclusion : Sleep must be given equal importance as food and water. It is a very important factor that is
required for growing children .
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