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| Published: October 29, 2018

Assessment of Relationship between Dental Anxiety with Personality Traits among Medical and Dental Students in an Institute, Bangalore- A Cross Sectional Study

Mayur Nath T ,

Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vydehi Institute of Dental sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka , India Google Scholar More about the auther

Reddy , Kavya G ,

Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vydehi Institute of Dental sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Nisarga M

Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vydehi Institute of Dental sciences & Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.029/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.029

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Aim: To assess the relationship between Dental Anxiety and Personality Traits among Medical and Dental students. Settings and Design: A cross sectional analytical study was conducted in medical and dental institution in Bangalore. Methods and Material: The study was conducted among 498undergraduate medical and dental students using a 21 item, self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of three parts a) Information on demographic details, b)Modified dental anxiety questionnaire consisiting of 5 questions and c)Revised Eyesenck personality scale consisiting of 16 questions for personality assessment. Statistical analysis: Statistical analysis was done using Pearson’s correlation to assess the correlation between Dental Anxiety and Personality Traits Results: In the present study, Severe levels of anxiety was found among 23.2% of medical students as compared to 2.75% for dental students. On investigating Personality Traits of the Study Subjects, 37.07% were under extraversion category, 23.74%were under neurotocism, 3.42%were under lie scale and 34.79% were under mixed personality traits. There was a positive correlation found between Dental Anxiety and Personality Traits. Conclusion: Dental anxiety is a major determinant of one’s general predisposition towards dental-health interactions and is dependent on the Personality traits of an individual.
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Mayur Nath T @ nisu2012@gmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.029/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.029

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