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Reliability and validity of the Greek version of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale.
Int J Paediatr Dent. 2008 Sep; 18(5):374-9.IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS) is a commonly used questionnaire which measures children's dental fear.

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this study was to gather data to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Greek version of the CFSS-DS.

METHODS

A sample of 260 children aged 4-12 completed the Greek version of the CFSS-DS while in the waiting room of a paediatric dentist. The dentist, who was unaware of the children's scores, rated the children's behaviour during the dental appointment using the Frankl scale. Children who returned for a second dental appointment during the study period completed the CFSS-DS a second time.

RESULTS

The mean CFSS-DS score was 24.80 (standard deviation = 9.17). Age and gender were not related to mean scores. Invasiveness of dental treatment was not related to mean scores. Children who were most uncooperative/fearful on the Frankl had the highest mean scores (Kruskal-Wallis chi2 = 9.48; d.f. = 2; P = 0.009). The internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was 0.85, and the test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation) was 0.74.

CONCLUSIONS

The Greek version of the CFSS-DS appears to be reliable and valid. Further samples should include school samples, to include children who may not go to the dentist.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. koarap@dent.auth.grNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18284471

Citation

Arapostathis, Konstantinos N., et al. "Reliability and Validity of the Greek Version of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale." International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, vol. 18, no. 5, 2008, pp. 374-9.
Arapostathis KN, Coolidge T, Emmanouil D, et al. Reliability and validity of the Greek version of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2008;18(5):374-9.
Arapostathis, K. N., Coolidge, T., Emmanouil, D., & Kotsanos, N. (2008). Reliability and validity of the Greek version of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 18(5), 374-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-263X.2007.00894.x
Arapostathis KN, et al. Reliability and Validity of the Greek Version of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2008;18(5):374-9. PubMed PMID: 18284471.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Reliability and validity of the Greek version of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale. AU - Arapostathis,Konstantinos N, AU - Coolidge,Trilby, AU - Emmanouil,Dimitris, AU - Kotsanos,Nikolaos, Y1 - 2008/02/18/ PY - 2008/2/21/pubmed PY - 2009/2/20/medline PY - 2008/2/21/entrez SP - 374 EP - 9 JF - International journal of paediatric dentistry JO - Int J Paediatr Dent VL - 18 IS - 5 N2 - BACKGROUND: The Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS) is a commonly used questionnaire which measures children's dental fear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to gather data to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Greek version of the CFSS-DS. METHODS: A sample of 260 children aged 4-12 completed the Greek version of the CFSS-DS while in the waiting room of a paediatric dentist. The dentist, who was unaware of the children's scores, rated the children's behaviour during the dental appointment using the Frankl scale. Children who returned for a second dental appointment during the study period completed the CFSS-DS a second time. RESULTS: The mean CFSS-DS score was 24.80 (standard deviation = 9.17). Age and gender were not related to mean scores. Invasiveness of dental treatment was not related to mean scores. Children who were most uncooperative/fearful on the Frankl had the highest mean scores (Kruskal-Wallis chi2 = 9.48; d.f. = 2; P = 0.009). The internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was 0.85, and the test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation) was 0.74. CONCLUSIONS: The Greek version of the CFSS-DS appears to be reliable and valid. Further samples should include school samples, to include children who may not go to the dentist. SN - 1365-263X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18284471/Reliability_and_validity_of_the_Greek_version_of_the_Children's_Fear_Survey_Schedule_Dental_Subscale_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -