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Dental Anxiety: prevalence, measurements and consequences


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Title: Dental Anxiety: prevalence, measurements and consequences
Authors: Svensson, Lisa
E-mail: lisa.svensson@odontologi.gu.se
Issue Date: 11-Nov-2020
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Odontology. Department of Behavioral and Community Dentistry
Parts of work: I. Svensson L, Hakeberg M, Boman UW. Dental anxiety, concomitant factors and change in prevalence over 50 years. Community Dent Health. 2016 Jun;33(2):121-6.
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II. Svensson L, Hakeberg M, Wide U. Dental pain and oral health-related quality of life in individuals with severe dental anxiety. Acta Odontol Scand. 2018 Aug;76(6):401-406.
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III. Svensson, Lisa, Magnus Hakeberg, and Ulla Wide. Evaluating the validity of the Index of Dental Anxiety and Fear (IDAF‐4C+) in adults with severe dental anxiety. European Journal of Oral Sciences 128.5 (2020): 423-428.
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Date of Defence: 2020-11-27
Disputation: Fredagen den 27 november 2020, kl. 13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Odontology)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: dental anxiety
adults
prevalence
oral health
oral health-related quality of life
dental pain
measurements
validity
dental phobia
Abstract: The overall aim of this thesis was to gain knowledge about adults suffering from dental anxiety by studying the current prevalence of dental anxiety and concomitant factors, the impact of dental pain on everyday life among individuals suffering from severe dental anxiety, and to evaluate the validity of a psychometric measurement, the IDAF-4C+, used to measure the level of dental anxiety and to screen for a diagnosis of specific phobia for dentistry. The included studies have a cross-section... more
ISBN: ISBN 978-91-8009-082-7 (PRINT)
ISBN 978-91-8009-083-4 (PDF)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/65134
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