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Predicting dental anxiety. The clinical value of anxiety questionnaires: an explorative study.
Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2003 Dec; 4(4):171-6.EJ

Abstract

AIM

This was to explore the usefulness of the Dental Subscale of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule (CFSS-DS) and the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL), used prior to treatment, in relation to the actual behaviour displayed during treatment.

METHODS

The study group was 26 children, referred to a special dental care clinic for behaviour management problems, mostly caused by dental fear. Questionnaires used were the parent versions of the Dental Subscale of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule (CFSS-DS) and the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL). Behaviour was registered on videotape and scored by independent observers using the modified Venham scale. Treatment consisted of a familiarization visit and two restorative sessions.

RESULTS

There was a significant reduction in fear, based on pre and post treatment CFSS-DS scores, and also the child's fearful behaviour during the two restorative sessions appeared to be related. But no correlation was found between the CFSS-DS and the CBCL, nor between the CFSS-DS and the behaviour displayed during the treatment sessions.

CONCLUSION

The child's anxious behaviour during actual restorative dental treatment is not so much related to its own anticipatory dental anxiety or the anxiety of the mother. Results support the role of a multifactorial model.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Cariology, Endodontology, Pedodontology Academic Centre of Dentistry (ACTA) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14725498

Citation

Klaassen, M, et al. "Predicting Dental Anxiety. the Clinical Value of Anxiety Questionnaires: an Explorative Study." European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, vol. 4, no. 4, 2003, pp. 171-6.
Klaassen M, Veerkamp J, Hoogstraten J. Predicting dental anxiety. The clinical value of anxiety questionnaires: an explorative study. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2003;4(4):171-6.
Klaassen, M., Veerkamp, J., & Hoogstraten, J. (2003). Predicting dental anxiety. The clinical value of anxiety questionnaires: an explorative study. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 4(4), 171-6.
Klaassen M, Veerkamp J, Hoogstraten J. Predicting Dental Anxiety. the Clinical Value of Anxiety Questionnaires: an Explorative Study. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2003;4(4):171-6. PubMed PMID: 14725498.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Predicting dental anxiety. The clinical value of anxiety questionnaires: an explorative study. AU - Klaassen,M, AU - Veerkamp,J, AU - Hoogstraten,J, PY - 2004/1/17/pubmed PY - 2005/3/16/medline PY - 2004/1/17/entrez SP - 171 EP - 6 JF - European journal of paediatric dentistry JO - Eur J Paediatr Dent VL - 4 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: This was to explore the usefulness of the Dental Subscale of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule (CFSS-DS) and the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL), used prior to treatment, in relation to the actual behaviour displayed during treatment. METHODS: The study group was 26 children, referred to a special dental care clinic for behaviour management problems, mostly caused by dental fear. Questionnaires used were the parent versions of the Dental Subscale of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule (CFSS-DS) and the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL). Behaviour was registered on videotape and scored by independent observers using the modified Venham scale. Treatment consisted of a familiarization visit and two restorative sessions. RESULTS: There was a significant reduction in fear, based on pre and post treatment CFSS-DS scores, and also the child's fearful behaviour during the two restorative sessions appeared to be related. But no correlation was found between the CFSS-DS and the CBCL, nor between the CFSS-DS and the behaviour displayed during the treatment sessions. CONCLUSION: The child's anxious behaviour during actual restorative dental treatment is not so much related to its own anticipatory dental anxiety or the anxiety of the mother. Results support the role of a multifactorial model. SN - 1591-996X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14725498/Predicting_dental_anxiety__The_clinical_value_of_anxiety_questionnaires:_an_explorative_study_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7698 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -