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The effects of depression and anxiety on pain in ultrasonic scaling treatment

황미 1 Sookhyang Kim 1 Lee Kyeonghee 2

1한서대학교
2신한대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the study is to investigate the correlation between the pain,depression, dental anxiety in the patients visiting to dental clinic for the ultrasonic scaling treatment. Methods : The study is a cross-sectional correlation study. A self-reported questionnaire wasfilled out by 254 patients having no history of mental illness in Seoul and Gyeonggido fromDecember 12 to 20, 2013. The study instruments included modified Beck’s Depression Inventory(BDI), STAI items by Spilberger, Humphis’ Modified Dental Anxiety Survey(MDAS), and VisualAnalogue Scale. Results : There existed correlation between the ultrasonic scaling pain, depression, dental anxiety,trait anxiety, and state anxiety. Dental anxiety was the most influencing factors on the pain. Conclusions : It is very important to reduce the anxiety in the patients more actively.

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