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The Correlation between Personal Anxiety and Dental Fear among 1 975 Junior College Students in Southwest China

YU Hai-yang1,CAI Wei1,JIANG Fan1,LUO Qian1,CHENZhi2   

  1. 1.Dept.ofProsthodotics,West China College ofStomatolo- gy,Sichuan University,Chengdu610041,China; 2.Psychology Research Institute,Sichuan University,Chengdu610041,China
  • Received:2005-02-25 Revised:2005-02-25 Online:2005-02-20 Published:2005-02-20


Objective To reveal the correlation between personal anxiety (PA) and dental fear (DF) among the junior college students in Southwest China.Methods The Corah′s questionnaire and personal anxietymeasuring indicator (SAS) were conduct- ed on 1 975 junior college students in Chengdu. The collected datawas analyzed by Software SPSS 10.Results A correlationwas found between DF and PA (χ2=3.97,P<0.05). The score of DF was well related with the score of the 15 questions designed (r=0.913,P=0.000). The side affections during dental treatment process had significant effects on DF (r=0.409,P= 0·000).Conclusion A correlation was found between DF and PA among the junior college students in Southwest China.

Key words: dental fear, personal anxiety, correlation analysis, college students