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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/3916
Title:
Dental anxiety in Iceland: an epidemiological postal survey
Authors:
Ragnarsson, Bjorn; Arnlaugsson, Sigurjon; Karlsson, Karl Orn; Magnusson, Thordur Eydal; Arnarson, Eirikur Orn
Citation:
Acta Odontol. Scand. 2003, 61(5):283-8
Issue Date:
1-Oct-2003
Abstract:
In this study, we examined the prevalence of specific (dental) phobia among a sample of the Icelandic population. In addition to dental anxiety we explored factors that could be related to dental anxiety. In the period 1972-73, a stratified sample of 1641 schoolchildren in Reykjavík was selected for a study on malocclusion, dental maturation and other factors. Twenty-two years later (1995), a postal survey conducted in this group looked at many variables relating to oral health, including orofacial pain, functional oral disorders, self-perception of dental and general appearance and need for orthodontic treatment. Out of 1529 individuals contacted, 1192 completed questionnaires were returned (response rate 78%). Questions based on DSM-IV criteria of specific (dental) phobia (DP) were included. Ninety-six participants reported that they had avoided dental treatment during the previous 6 months. Twenty-one respondents fulfilled DSM-IV criteria for specific (dental) phobia (DP) and 75 admitted to many symptoms of dental anxiety (DA). Specific (dental) phobia (DP) was more prevalent among women than among men. The divorced or widowed were most at risk, as were non-salaried respondents. Most respondents attributed the onset of their phobias to a specific painful or fearful experience. There was a significant difference between the total dentally anxious (TDA = DA + DP) and the not dentally anxious (NDA) with regard to sex (women--higher TDA) and marital status (divorced or widowed--higher TDA). The TDA had statistically fewer teeth than the NDA and received dental treatment less frequently.
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dc.contributor.authorRagnarsson, Bjorn-
dc.contributor.authorArnlaugsson, Sigurjon-
dc.contributor.authorKarlsson, Karl Orn-
dc.contributor.authorMagnusson, Thordur Eydal-
dc.contributor.authorArnarson, Eirikur Orn-
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-17T10:05:46Z-
dc.date.available2006-08-17T10:05:46Z-
dc.date.issued2003-10-01-
dc.identifier.citationActa Odontol. Scand. 2003, 61(5):283-8en
dc.identifier.issn0001-6357-
dc.identifier.pmid14763780-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00016350310005844-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/3916-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractIn this study, we examined the prevalence of specific (dental) phobia among a sample of the Icelandic population. In addition to dental anxiety we explored factors that could be related to dental anxiety. In the period 1972-73, a stratified sample of 1641 schoolchildren in Reykjavík was selected for a study on malocclusion, dental maturation and other factors. Twenty-two years later (1995), a postal survey conducted in this group looked at many variables relating to oral health, including orofacial pain, functional oral disorders, self-perception of dental and general appearance and need for orthodontic treatment. Out of 1529 individuals contacted, 1192 completed questionnaires were returned (response rate 78%). Questions based on DSM-IV criteria of specific (dental) phobia (DP) were included. Ninety-six participants reported that they had avoided dental treatment during the previous 6 months. Twenty-one respondents fulfilled DSM-IV criteria for specific (dental) phobia (DP) and 75 admitted to many symptoms of dental anxiety (DA). Specific (dental) phobia (DP) was more prevalent among women than among men. The divorced or widowed were most at risk, as were non-salaried respondents. Most respondents attributed the onset of their phobias to a specific painful or fearful experience. There was a significant difference between the total dentally anxious (TDA = DA + DP) and the not dentally anxious (NDA) with regard to sex (women--higher TDA) and marital status (divorced or widowed--higher TDA). The TDA had statistically fewer teeth than the NDA and received dental treatment less frequently.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/sodo/2003/00000061/00000005/art00006en
dc.subjectWidowhooden
dc.subjectAttitude to Healthen
dc.subjectChi-Square Distributionen
dc.subjectDental Anxietyen
dc.subjectDental Careen
dc.subjectEpidemiologic Studiesen
dc.subjectFacial Painen
dc.subjectIceland/epidemiologyen
dc.subjectMouth Diseasesen
dc.subjectTooth Lossen
dc.subjectOccupationsen
dc.titleDental anxiety in Iceland: an epidemiological postal surveyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalActa odontologica Scandinavicaen
dc.format.digYES-

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