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Dental coping strategies and dental anxiety: Adaptive and maladaptive strategies among adult patients with regular or irregular dental care


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Title: Dental coping strategies and dental anxiety: Adaptive and maladaptive strategies among adult patients with regular or irregular dental care
Authors: Bernson, Jenny
E-mail: jenny.bernson@odontologi.gu.se
Issue Date: 19-Oct-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Odontology. Department of Endodontology/Oral Diagnosis
Parts of work: 1. Bernson JM, Elfström ML, Berggren U. Self-reported dental coping strategies among fearful adult patients: preliminary enquiry explorations. Eur J Oral Sci 2007; 115: 484-490
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2. Bernson JM, Elfström ML, Hakeberg M. Adaptive coping strategies among adults with dental fear. Further development of a new version of the Dental Coping Strategy Questionnaire. Acta Odont Scand 2012; 70: 414-420
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3. Bernson JM, Elfström ML, Hakeberg M. Dental coping strategies, general anxiety and depression among adult patients with dental anxiety but with different dental attendance patterns (submitted for publication).

4. Bernson JM, Hallberg LR-M, Elfström ML, Hakeberg M. Making dental care possible - a mutual affaire. A grounded theory relating to adult patients with dental fear and regular dental treatment. Eor J Oral Sci 2011; 119: 373-380
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Date of Defence: 2012-10-26
Disputation: Fredag 26/10 2012, kl 09.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Odontology)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Dental coping strategies
dental anxiety
coping skills
dental visiting habits
depression
general anxiety
questionnaire
Abstract: Abstract The overall aim of this thesis was to explore the reported use of coping strategies in connection with dental treatment among adult patients with dental anxiety and regular or irregular dental care. The specific aims of the four papers were (I) to develop a questionnaire for assessing coping strategies in the dental treatment situation and to evaluate its psychometric properties; (II) to further investigate and evaluate the newly constructed Dental Coping Strategy Questionnaire (DCS... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8499-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29706
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