Association of state and trait anxiety with oral health status among adult dental patients: State and Trait Anxiety with Oral Health Status

Association of state and trait anxiety with oral health status among adult dental patients

State and Trait Anxiety with Oral Health Status

Authors

  • Nagarani Veeraboina a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:13:"Post Graduate";}
  • Dolar Doshi Assistant professor
  • Suhas Kulkarni Professor
  • Shiva Kumar Patanapu Senior Lecturer
  • Satya Narayana Dantala Reader
  • Srilatha Adepu Reader

Keywords:

Dental caries, Dentition status, State anxiety, Trait anxiety

Abstract

Background: Dental caries and periodontal diseases are the most prevalent oral health problems worldwide. Behavioral and psychosocial factors along with social, economic and cultural conditions may alter the health balance, favoring the onset of dental diseases. Hence the study was conducted to assess the association of state and trait anxiety with oral health status among adult dental patients. Methods: The study was carried out among 456 adult dental patients visiting Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Hyderabad. Anxiety levels were measured by State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-short version (STAI-S) consisting subscales State Anxiety (SA) and Trait Anxiety (TA). Clinical examination was done using WHO Basic Oral Health survey assessment form, 2013. The data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences Software 21.0. p≤0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: A significant gender difference (p=0.001) was noted for total anxiety with higher mean score observed among males (46.13±5.98) than females (45.32±6.00).Similarly, significant higher mean score was observed among males (23.31±4.08) than females (p=0.03) for State anxiety. Females had higher mean DMFT (3.61±3.21), DT (2.04±2.05), FT (0.49±1.34) and MT (1.08±2.09) components but significant difference was noted only for overall DMFT (p=0.03) and DT (p=0.001) component than males. Conclusion: Gender, education and previous dental visits didn’t show any significant association with total anxiety, state and trait anxiety. Likewise, none of the oral parameters showed any significant association except for the Decayed Teeth (DT) component of DMFT with total anxiety levels among study subjects.

Author Biographies

Dolar Doshi, Assistant professor

Department of Public Health Dentistry,

Government Dental College & Hospital,

Hyderabad, India.

Suhas Kulkarni, Professor

 

Department of Public Health Dentistry,

Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital

Hyderabad, India.

Shiva Kumar Patanapu , Senior Lecturer

Department of Public Health Dentistry

Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital

Narketpally, Nalgonda Dist, India

Satya Narayana Dantala, Reader

Department of Public Health Dentistry

Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre

Hyderabad.

 

Srilatha Adepu, Reader

 

Department of Public Health Dentistry,

Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital

Hyderabad, India.

 

 

References

1. Vasavi Reddy, Senior Resident
Department of Public Health Dentistry,
Government Dental College & Hospital, Hyderabad, India.
Mail ID: [email protected]
2.Dr. Akhil Pallepati, Senior Lecturer,
Department of Public Health Dentistry,
Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences,
Rajanagaram, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.
Mail ID:[email protected]

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Published

07-09-2020

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Veeraboina N, Doshi D, Kulkarni S, Patanapu SK, Dantala SN, Adepu S. Association of state and trait anxiety with oral health status among adult dental patients: State and Trait Anxiety with Oral Health Status . Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];91(3):e2020070. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8986