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[Study of fear of dental treatments in pediatrics in Sénegal].
Dakar Med. 2004; 49(2):91-5.DM

Abstract

Fear and anxiety of dental treatment have been recognized as a major source of a problems in pediatric dentistry. They can prevent dental procedure and lead to avoidance an dental phobia. A variaty of studies, using psychometric methods have been carried out worldwide to evaluate these behavious. In Senegal, no study of this nature has been done yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate fear and anxiety related to dental care in senegaleese pediatric children living in Dakar. We have used the children's Fear survey Schedule Dental Sb scale (CFSS-DS) in 415 senegalese children of both sex with a age anking from 7 to 15 years. The results showed a mean score of 33.222 +/- 11.162. Girls revealed a significant higher score (35.122 +/- 11.692) than boys (29.168 +/- 9.704) (p < 0.05). These mean score increase with age in both boys than girl. In addition, more than 43.5% of the children have never consulted a dentist previously and 28% among them showed fear of the dentist. 17% of the children who have dental experiences showed fear of the dentist. This study has showed that senegalease children revealed fear of the dental care even those who have never been to a dentist. It also point out the problem of the origine of dental fear in children.

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Institut d'ondontologie, Faculté de Médecine, Université CheikhAnta, DIOP.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

15786614

Citation

Faye, M, et al. "[Study of Fear of Dental Treatments in Pediatrics in Sénegal]." Dakar Medical, vol. 49, no. 2, 2004, pp. 91-5.
Faye M, Yama A, Gueye-Diagne MC, et al. [Study of fear of dental treatments in pediatrics in Sénegal]. Dakar Med. 2004;49(2):91-5.
Faye, M., Yama, A., Gueye-Diagne, M. C., & Ba, I. (2004). [Study of fear of dental treatments in pediatrics in Sénegal]. Dakar Medical, 49(2), 91-5.
Faye M, et al. [Study of Fear of Dental Treatments in Pediatrics in Sénegal]. Dakar Med. 2004;49(2):91-5. PubMed PMID: 15786614.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Study of fear of dental treatments in pediatrics in Sénegal]. AU - Faye,M, AU - Yama,A, AU - Gueye-Diagne,M C, AU - Ba,I, PY - 2005/3/25/pubmed PY - 2005/4/13/medline PY - 2005/3/25/entrez SP - 91 EP - 5 JF - Dakar medical JO - Dakar Med VL - 49 IS - 2 N2 - Fear and anxiety of dental treatment have been recognized as a major source of a problems in pediatric dentistry. They can prevent dental procedure and lead to avoidance an dental phobia. A variaty of studies, using psychometric methods have been carried out worldwide to evaluate these behavious. In Senegal, no study of this nature has been done yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate fear and anxiety related to dental care in senegaleese pediatric children living in Dakar. We have used the children's Fear survey Schedule Dental Sb scale (CFSS-DS) in 415 senegalese children of both sex with a age anking from 7 to 15 years. The results showed a mean score of 33.222 +/- 11.162. Girls revealed a significant higher score (35.122 +/- 11.692) than boys (29.168 +/- 9.704) (p < 0.05). These mean score increase with age in both boys than girl. In addition, more than 43.5% of the children have never consulted a dentist previously and 28% among them showed fear of the dentist. 17% of the children who have dental experiences showed fear of the dentist. This study has showed that senegalease children revealed fear of the dental care even those who have never been to a dentist. It also point out the problem of the origine of dental fear in children. SN - 0049-1101 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15786614/[Study_of_fear_of_dental_treatments_in_pediatrics_in_Sénegal]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/childdentalhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -