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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2003;30(3): 354-362.
ASSESSMENT OF DENTAL ANXIETY IN THE CHILD PATIENT BY THEIR DRAWINGS
최서정, 박호원
강릉대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실
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ABSTRACT
The aim of the present study was to establish validity for Dental Anxiety Scale in children by their drawings. Dental treatment was provied for 35 children in the ages of 4 to 8, using the quadrant approach. The children's anxiety arising during dental treatment was measured by Modified Sheskin's Criteria(Dental Anxiety Scale, DAS). After reliability analysis of Dental Anxiety Score, it was compared with Faces Pain Scale and was tested for their correlation. Thereafter the several factors having an effect on Dental Anxiety Scale were examined. A significant correlation(r=0.2610) was found between the two scales and Dental Anxiety Scale was high significantly in 4-6 score of Faces Pain Scale. The findings suggested that the Dental Anxiety Scale is a valid means of assessing child dental anxiety status in a clinical context and the Dental Anxiety Scale can be affected by 'Age', 'Gender' and 'Reaction in the past'.
Keywords: Dental Anxiety Scale(DAS) | Faces Pain Scale
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