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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

Print version ISSN 0034-7507On-line version ISSN 1561-297X


HERRERO SOLANO, Yosvany et al. Emotional States in Patients with Bucomaxilofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2020, vol.57, n.3, e2956.  Epub Sep 01, 2020. ISSN 0034-7507.


Emotions are psychophysiological reactions that represent modes of adaptation to certain stimuli or events, such as illnesses or trauma, related to the need for bucomaxilofacial prosthetic treatment.


To identify emotional states in patients before and after prosthetic bucomaxilofacial rehabilitation.


A cross-sectional, descriptive and observational study was carried out in 48 patients cared for at Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y del Castillo General University Hospital, between June 2018 and June 2019, and who were applied psychological assessment instruments before and after they received rehabilitation treatment. Emotional experience, anxiety and depression were studied.


Before prosthetic treatment, patients presented sadness (66.66%), suffering (60.41%), weariness (54.16%), anguish (43.75%), and apathy (41.66%), with a high level of life experience-related intensity. After bucomaxilofacial prosthetic rehabilitation, emotional states decreased: anxiety decreased in 58.33% and depression decreased in 52.08% of the participants.


Patients in need of bucomaxilofacial prosthesis experience sadness, suffering, weariness, anguish, apathy and high levels of anxiety and depression as a state before treatment. These emotions decrease after oral bucomaxilofacial prosthetic rehabilitation.

Keywords : emotions; prosthesis; anxiety; depression.

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