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1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Tabriz branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Payame Noor University (PNU), Tehran, Iran , Parivar90@yahoo.com
3- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
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Background and Aim: This study aimed to compare the effects of emotional self-regulation strategies and systematic desensitization on stress level of adult dental patients.  
Materials and Methods: The study population included 40 adult dental patients that were selected by purposeful sampling and were classified into two experimental groups of emotional self-regulation strategy (n=20) and systematic desensitization (n=20). Data were collected using a stress questionnaire. The experimental groupsreceived 8 sessions of 90-minute emotional self-regulation strategy and desensitization instructions. Data were analyzed by t-test and paired t-test.
Results: Emotional self-regulation and systematic desensitization affected the stress level of adult dental patients. However, there was no significant difference between the effects of emotional self-regulation and systematic desensitization on stress levels of adult dental patients (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Emotional self-regulation and systematic desensitization instructions equally affected the stress level of adult dental patients in this study.
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