A Study to Assess the Dental Anxiety among Adolescents Attending Selected Dental Clinics at Hassan in View to Develop Self Instruction Module

Authors : Jagadish T. J.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 1 - January

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Anxiety is a state of uneasiness and distress about future uncertainties. Fear is a feeling of alarm or disquiet caused by the expectation of danger, pain, disaster or the like. These anxieties or fears usually result from direct experience and conditioning, or vicariously through information. Non-experimental descriptive research design was used for the study. In the present study 80 adolescents samples were selected. Non-probability convenient sampling technique used. The data were collected by using structured interview questionnaire method- and dental anxiety scale. Data collected from that pre- test computed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statistics. In this present study shows that, where in, majority Age, 46.3% (37) were distributed in 14-17years Gender 59.0% (47) were distributed in Female. Religion 60% (48) were distributed in Hindu, Education Status35% (28) were distributed in any Degree Type of Family 51.3% (41) were distributed in Joint Family Income43.8% (35) were distributed in Rs 3000-6000 Bad Habits31.3% (25) were distributed in None Source of information 35% (28) were distributed in TV/ Radio, Frequency of visiting 51.3% (41) were distributed in Often Dental status 42.5 % (34) .Overall dental anxiety scores among adolescent clients during their dental visits. They are having 62.62 percent of dental anxiety. It means more moderate dental anxiety among adolescents during their dental visits.

Keywords : Adolescents, Dental Anxiety.


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