A Dental Anxiety Scale ("Fogászati szorongásskála") hazai bevezetése. Magyar populáción végzett fogászati szorongás-epidemiológia vizsgálatok.

Translated title of the contribution: Introduction of the concept of Dental Anxiety Scale in Hungary. Epidemiologic studies on the Hungarian population

T. K. Fábián, P. Kelemen, G. Fábián

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Authors translated the Corah's "Dental Anxiety Scale" (DAS) into Hungarian. 143 dental patients, and 74 dental student's, were investigated and the DAS values were compared to the State-Trait Anxiety Invertory (STAI-S and STAI-T) values. Mean values were: DAS: 9.92, STAI-S: 39.17, STAI-T: 41.34. Authors found lower scores in the case of dental students comparing to patients (p < 0.001), and women comparing to men (p < 0.001). DAS values increased slowly with age, and decreased at 60 years old, or older patients. Married patients had higher DAS and STAI-S scores, but lower STAI-T scores comparing to the unmarried and divorced patients.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalFogorvosi szemle
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1998


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