A study of patient attitudes towards fasting prior to intravenous sedation for dental treatment in a dental hospital department.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124046
Title:
A study of patient attitudes towards fasting prior to intravenous sedation for dental treatment in a dental hospital department.
Authors:
McKenna, Gerald; Manton, Sarah; Neilson, Avril
Affiliation:
Cork University Dental Hospital, Cork, Republic of Ireland. g.mckenna@ucc.ie
Citation:
A study of patient attitudes towards fasting prior to intravenous sedation for dental treatment in a dental hospital department. 2010, 17 (1):5-11 Prim Dent Care
Journal:
Primary dental care : journal of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124046
DOI:
10.1308/135576110790307681
PubMed ID:
20067684
Abstract:
Intravenous sedation is the most commonly used method of sedation for the provision of adult dental care. However, disparity exists in pre-operative fasting times in use for patients throughout the United Kingdom.; The aims of the study were to obtain information on the effects of existing extended pre-operative fasting regimens, to canvas patient opinions on the fasting process, and to record their positive and negative experiences associated with it.; A prospective cross-sectional descriptive study using survey methodology was conducted of adult patients attending a dental hospital for operative treatment under intravenous sedation. Sixty-four questionnaires were distributed over a four-month period, beginning 2nd October 2007.; The surveyed patient pool consisted of 38 females and 14 males with a mean age of 32.4 years. The response rate achieved was 81.2%. Seventy-one per cent of patients indicated that normally they consumed something for breakfast, the most common items being tea and toast. Fifty-one per cent of patients indicated that they would wish to eat the same as normal prior to their appointment and 59% wished to drink as normal. Only 19% of respondents reported that they did not wish to eat anything, with 8% preferring not to drink anything at all. Seventy-nine per cent of the patients reported that they had experienced at least one adverse symptom after fasting and 42% had experienced two or more such symptoms. In general, those patients with more experience of sedation found fasting less unpleasant than those attending for the first time (P<0.05). In addition, one-quarter of all patients indicated that the fasting process had made them feel more nervous about their sedation appointment.; The extended fasting regimen prior to intravenous sedation appeared to affect patients' wellbeing, as the majority reported adverse symptoms.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Anesthesia, Dental; Anesthesia, Intravenous; Attitude to Health; Conscious Sedation; Cross-Sectional Studies; Dental Anxiety; Fasting; Female; Humans; Male; Prospective Studies; Questionnaires
ISSN:
1355-7610

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, Geralden
dc.contributor.authorManton, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorNeilson, Avrilen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-09T14:43:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-09T14:43:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.citationA study of patient attitudes towards fasting prior to intravenous sedation for dental treatment in a dental hospital department. 2010, 17 (1):5-11 Prim Dent Careen
dc.identifier.issn1355-7610-
dc.identifier.pmid20067684-
dc.identifier.doi10.1308/135576110790307681-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124046-
dc.description.abstractIntravenous sedation is the most commonly used method of sedation for the provision of adult dental care. However, disparity exists in pre-operative fasting times in use for patients throughout the United Kingdom.-
dc.description.abstractThe aims of the study were to obtain information on the effects of existing extended pre-operative fasting regimens, to canvas patient opinions on the fasting process, and to record their positive and negative experiences associated with it.-
dc.description.abstractA prospective cross-sectional descriptive study using survey methodology was conducted of adult patients attending a dental hospital for operative treatment under intravenous sedation. Sixty-four questionnaires were distributed over a four-month period, beginning 2nd October 2007.-
dc.description.abstractThe surveyed patient pool consisted of 38 females and 14 males with a mean age of 32.4 years. The response rate achieved was 81.2%. Seventy-one per cent of patients indicated that normally they consumed something for breakfast, the most common items being tea and toast. Fifty-one per cent of patients indicated that they would wish to eat the same as normal prior to their appointment and 59% wished to drink as normal. Only 19% of respondents reported that they did not wish to eat anything, with 8% preferring not to drink anything at all. Seventy-nine per cent of the patients reported that they had experienced at least one adverse symptom after fasting and 42% had experienced two or more such symptoms. In general, those patients with more experience of sedation found fasting less unpleasant than those attending for the first time (P<0.05). In addition, one-quarter of all patients indicated that the fasting process had made them feel more nervous about their sedation appointment.-
dc.description.abstractThe extended fasting regimen prior to intravenous sedation appeared to affect patients' wellbeing, as the majority reported adverse symptoms.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAnesthesia, Dental-
dc.subject.meshAnesthesia, Intravenous-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshConscious Sedation-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshDental Anxiety-
dc.subject.meshFasting-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshProspective Studies-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleA study of patient attitudes towards fasting prior to intravenous sedation for dental treatment in a dental hospital department.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCork University Dental Hospital, Cork, Republic of Ireland. g.mckenna@ucc.ieen
dc.identifier.journalPrimary dental care : journal of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)en
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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