Dental Anxiety in Relationship to Demographic Variables and Dental Visiting Habits among Dental Patients
Keywords:anxiety, dental habits, demographic variables, Pakistan
The study aims to investigate dental anxiety in relationship to demographic variables and dental visiting habits among dental Patients. This study investigated the demographic differences (age, gender) and dental visitation habits among dental patients using the survey questionnaire approach. The goal of this study was to determine how dental anxiety, demographic factors, and dental visit patterns interrelate. 350 dental patients participated in this cross-sectional study and completed a self-administered questionnaire that included the modified dental anxiety measure (MDAS). Additionally, demographic information was gathered. Dental anxiety causes poor dental appointment habits, according to regression analysis (p<.05). Young persons between the ages of 15 and 30 and those who have never seen a dental professional are more likely to experience dental anxiety, according to a posthoc analysis. Females are more likely than males to experience dental anxiety. With age, dental anxiety decreases, and females are more likely to experience it. Poor dental hygiene practices are caused by high dental anxiety, and dental anxiety is worse in people who have never seen a dentist. The findings of this study have significance for oral health and can be applied to health programs to enhance the effectiveness of care.
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