Dental anxiety in the municipal personnnel of Biblián, Ecuador, 2018

Maritza Calle, Rodrigo Vallejo, Cristina Crespo, Cristina Domínguez
2018 International Journal of Medical and Surgical Sciences  
The aim of this study was to determine the degree of dental anxiety in the staff of the Municipality of Biblián, Ecuador. A cross-sectional study was carried out using the modified Corah dental anxiety scale in its Spanish version. A total of 159 employees, 72.3% men and 27.7% women, were included. The most prevalent level of dental anxiety was mild or none (37.1%), followed by moderate anxiety (35.6%), and severe anxiety or phobia (13.8%). The most prevalent degree of anxiety in men was mild
more » ... y in men was mild or null (28.9%), and in women this was moderate at 8.8%. In relation to age, the group aged 31 to 50 years had the highest prevalence of severe dental anxiety or phobia (9.4%). The staff of the Municipality of Biblián presented a high prevalence of mild or no anxiety.
doi:10.32457/ijmss.2018.015 fatcat:3c34q7mmirb43b3vt4cp4ha3qm