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Impact of dental fear on oral health related quality of life in teenagers

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2016, 16(5), pp.759-766
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

lee hye kyung 1

1전주비전대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of dental fear on the oral health related quality of life in teenagers. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire by Likert 5 point scale was completed by 900 high school students in J area from March 10 to April 20, 2014. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the subjects, dental fear survey, and oral health related quality of life. Data were analyzed by t-test and One-way ANOVA using SPSS 12.0 program. Results: Oral symptoms had no significant differences in mother's education and family economic status. Emotional well-being factors had no significant difference in age, religion, school performance, and family economic strength. Dental fear was closely related to emotional well-being, Oral symptoms, social stabilities, functional limit and mental stabilities. Explanation power of the model was 29.1%. Conclusions: It is very important to explain the dental fear procedure to teenagrers before dental surgery and this will enhance the oral health related quality of life in teenagers.

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