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Assessment for the children's fear survey schedule-dental subscale.
J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2014 Fall; 39(1):40-6.JC

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Child dental fear causes a significant management problem. The Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS) is the most widely used measure of dental fear in children. This study was undertaken to develop and test reliability and validity for the Arabic version of the CFSS-DS.

STUDY DESIGN

the English CFSS-DS was translated to Arabic language and its reliability and validity were evaluated by distributing it to 6-12 year old Arabic pediatric dental patients (n=220). Of whom 144 children were assigned for test- retest reliability. To test criterion validity; 44 children were subjected to behavior rating during treatment and compared with their CFSS-DS. Fear of returning to the dentist was evaluated for all the children to test construct validity.

RESULTS

the Arabic version of the CFSS-DS showed good internal consistency (alpha = 0.86) and test-retest reliability (0.86, P<0.001). Treatment with or without local anesthesia did not affect the children's behavior or fear scores. Significant correlations were found between total fear scores and both Frankl rating scale (r=-0.54, p<0.001) and willingness to return to the dentist (r=0.50, p<0.001).

CONCLUSION

the Arabic version of the CFSS-DS appears to be a reliable and valid method for evaluating child's dental fear in Arabic cultures.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Pediatric Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt Preventive Dental Sciences Department, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Preventive Dental Sciences Department, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Preventive Dental Sciences Department, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Preventive Dental Sciences Department Preventive Dental Sciences Department, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Public Health and Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University Preventive Dental Sciences Department, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25631725

Citation

El-Housseiny, Aa, et al. "Assessment for the Children's Fear Survey Schedule-dental Subscale." The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, vol. 39, no. 1, 2014, pp. 40-6.
El-Housseiny A, Farsi N, Alamoudi N, et al. Assessment for the children's fear survey schedule-dental subscale. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2014;39(1):40-6.
El-Housseiny, A., Farsi, N., Alamoudi, N., Bagher, S., & El Derwi, D. (2014). Assessment for the children's fear survey schedule-dental subscale. The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 39(1), 40-6.
El-Housseiny A, et al. Assessment for the Children's Fear Survey Schedule-dental Subscale. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2014;39(1):40-6. PubMed PMID: 25631725.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Assessment for the children's fear survey schedule-dental subscale. AU - El-Housseiny,Aa, AU - Farsi,Nm, AU - Alamoudi,Nm, AU - Bagher,Sm, AU - El Derwi,D, PY - 2015/1/30/entrez PY - 2015/1/30/pubmed PY - 2015/2/13/medline KW - Arabic version KW - CFSS-DS KW - Fear KW - Fear Survey behavior KW - anxiety KW - children KW - reliability KW - validity SP - 40 EP - 6 JF - The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry JO - J Clin Pediatr Dent VL - 39 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Child dental fear causes a significant management problem. The Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS) is the most widely used measure of dental fear in children. This study was undertaken to develop and test reliability and validity for the Arabic version of the CFSS-DS. STUDY DESIGN: the English CFSS-DS was translated to Arabic language and its reliability and validity were evaluated by distributing it to 6-12 year old Arabic pediatric dental patients (n=220). Of whom 144 children were assigned for test- retest reliability. To test criterion validity; 44 children were subjected to behavior rating during treatment and compared with their CFSS-DS. Fear of returning to the dentist was evaluated for all the children to test construct validity. RESULTS: the Arabic version of the CFSS-DS showed good internal consistency (alpha = 0.86) and test-retest reliability (0.86, P<0.001). Treatment with or without local anesthesia did not affect the children's behavior or fear scores. Significant correlations were found between total fear scores and both Frankl rating scale (r=-0.54, p<0.001) and willingness to return to the dentist (r=0.50, p<0.001). CONCLUSION: the Arabic version of the CFSS-DS appears to be a reliable and valid method for evaluating child's dental fear in Arabic cultures. SN - 1053-4628 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25631725/Assessment_for_the_children's_fear_survey_schedule_dental_subscale_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -