Examination of dental fear and anxiety among university students

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Georgina Balogh

Abstract

Introduction
Dental fear and anxiety has a high prevalence among young adults. According to the dental anxiety people do not take part on dental examination and treatments. Although dental anxiety is more common among women, it also affects men. University students on their first years are more anxious than students on their upper years in education. In addition, previous traumatic dental experiences are connected to participation on dental examinations.
Objective
The purpose of the study is to examine the dental anxiety and dental fear among 300 university students. We assume that among woman dental anxiety scores would be higher, than mans; we also assume that students at the beginning of their education has higher dental anxiety scores; we hypothesize that students who visit the dentist more regularly will be less anxious, however former traumatic event will be correlated to higher anxiety scores.
Method
Questionnaires will be used via internet to measure dental fear, dental anxiety and state and trait anxiety among university student.

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Balogh, Georgina. 2019. “Examination of Dental Fear and Anxiety Among University Students”. Acta Sana 12 (2. suppl.), 8-12. https://ojs.bibl.u-szeged.hu/index.php/actasana/article/view/32026.
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