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Gender Differences in Dental Anxiety and Medical Fear in Croatian Adolescents.
J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2018; 42(3):182-187.JC

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The aim of this study was to differentiate anxious from nonanxious adolescents and evaluate gender differences in anxiety with respect to previous negative dental and medical experiences. The purpose was also to evaluate a causative relationship between child medical fear and dental anxiety.

STUDY DESIGN

This study sampled 113 Croatian adolescents from 15 to18 years of age. Children's Fear Survey Schedule - Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS) was used for the assessment of child dental anxiety regarding visits to the dentist and receiving dental treatment. A modified version of Child Medical Fear Questionnaire (CMFQ-M) was used for evaluation of child medical fear related to medical treatment and doctors in general.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION

The results showed significantly higher dental anxiety (CFSS-DS) and medical fear (CMFQ-M) in adolscent girls (p<0,001) as compared to adolescent boys. A significantly strong correlation between medical fear and dental anxiety in adolescent girls was proved by Pearson's correlation coefficient (p < 0,01). In this study, CMFQ-M and CFSS-DS questionnaires were standardized in the Croatian adolescent population and proved reliable in the estimation of anxious behaviour with respect to specific medical and dental situations.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29698137

Citation

Katanec, T, et al. "Gender Differences in Dental Anxiety and Medical Fear in Croatian Adolescents." The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, vol. 42, no. 3, 2018, pp. 182-187.
Katanec T, Singh S, Majstorovic M, et al. Gender Differences in Dental Anxiety and Medical Fear in Croatian Adolescents. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2018;42(3):182-187.
Katanec, T., Singh, S., Majstorovic, M., Klaric, I., Herman, N. G., & Moursi, A. M. (2018). Gender Differences in Dental Anxiety and Medical Fear in Croatian Adolescents. The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 42(3), 182-187. https://doi.org/10.17796/1053-4628-42.3.3
Katanec T, et al. Gender Differences in Dental Anxiety and Medical Fear in Croatian Adolescents. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2018;42(3):182-187. PubMed PMID: 29698137.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Gender Differences in Dental Anxiety and Medical Fear in Croatian Adolescents. AU - Katanec,T, AU - Singh,S, AU - Majstorovic,M, AU - Klaric,I, AU - Herman,N G, AU - Moursi,A M, Y1 - 2018/04/26/ PY - 2018/4/27/pubmed PY - 2018/8/14/medline PY - 2018/4/27/entrez KW - adolescent behavior KW - dental anxiety KW - medical fear SP - 182 EP - 187 JF - The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry JO - J Clin Pediatr Dent VL - 42 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to differentiate anxious from nonanxious adolescents and evaluate gender differences in anxiety with respect to previous negative dental and medical experiences. The purpose was also to evaluate a causative relationship between child medical fear and dental anxiety. STUDY DESIGN: This study sampled 113 Croatian adolescents from 15 to18 years of age. Children's Fear Survey Schedule - Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS) was used for the assessment of child dental anxiety regarding visits to the dentist and receiving dental treatment. A modified version of Child Medical Fear Questionnaire (CMFQ-M) was used for evaluation of child medical fear related to medical treatment and doctors in general. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The results showed significantly higher dental anxiety (CFSS-DS) and medical fear (CMFQ-M) in adolscent girls (p<0,001) as compared to adolescent boys. A significantly strong correlation between medical fear and dental anxiety in adolescent girls was proved by Pearson's correlation coefficient (p < 0,01). In this study, CMFQ-M and CFSS-DS questionnaires were standardized in the Croatian adolescent population and proved reliable in the estimation of anxious behaviour with respect to specific medical and dental situations. SN - 1053-4628 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29698137/Gender_Differences_in_Dental_Anxiety_and_Medical_Fear_in_Croatian_Adolescents_ L2 - http://jocpd.org/doi/10.17796/1053-4628-42.3.3?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -