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dc.contributor.advisorMarche, Tammyen_US
dc.creatorRocha, Elizabete Margaridoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2003-11-04T18:18:48Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:07:45Z
dc.date.available2004-11-07T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:07:45Z
dc.date.created2003-10en_US
dc.date.issued2003-10-30en_US
dc.date.submittedOctober 2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-11042003-181848en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explored external and internal factors and their effect on children’s memory of a naturalistic, potentially stressful event, namely, a dental procedure. Specifically, question format (yes/no questions versus multiple choice questions) and temporal delay (short delay versus long delay) were the external factors examined, while anxiety, temperament, distress level, working memory and previous experience were the internal factors examined. Children (N=68) aged 4-12 years and their parents participated. Prior to the procedure, children provided ratings of their current anxiety on an anxiety rating scale. Following the procedure, children provided pain ratings and were given 24 forced choice questions regarding the dental event. Parents responded to questions regarding their child’s previous dental experiences and temperament via a questionnaire. The findings suggest that: (a) multiple-choice questions are more problematic than yes/no questions, (b) that younger children are more suggestible than older children, especially when asked “no” and “absent feature” questions; (c) children who report more pain and anxiety, and whose parents describe them as less sociable, evidence higher rates of suggestibility; and (d) after a two month delay, on average, children accurately recalled their pain for the dental event, however, higher trait anxiety scores were associated with higher recollection of experienced pain. The findings are discussed with respect to implications for interviewing children and for management of pain in clinical settings.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectquestion typeen_US
dc.subjectrecollectionen_US
dc.subjectdistressen_US
dc.subjectmemoryen_US
dc.subjectsuggestibilityen_US
dc.subjectchildrenen_US
dc.subjectindividual differencesen_US
dc.subjectpainen_US
dc.titleChildren's memories of dental procedures : effect of question type, individual differences and temporal delayen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMembervon Baeyer, Carlen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTynan, Maureenen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSalmon, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcMullen, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcKim, Margareten_US


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