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The denyning of patient’s appeal for additional local anesthesia is related to post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms about dental treatment.


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Title: The denyning of patient’s appeal for additional local anesthesia is related to post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms about dental treatment.
Authors: Itoh, Naoki / Ayuse, Takao
Issue Date: Jan-2016
Publisher: Nagasaki University School of Medicine / 長崎大学医学部
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia, 60(2), pp.53-59; 2016
Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify traumatic dental events that are related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. At a dental clinic, first-time visitors were given a questionnaire that asked patients to indicate whether they felt fear in different dental situations. Patients’ dental anxiety was assessed using the short version of the Dental Anxiety Inventory (S-DAI). Patients’ trauma from dental treatments was assessed using the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R). Scores indicated that 16.5% of patients suffered from PTSD symptoms. A weak positive correlation was observed between S-DAI scores and IES-R scores. In a logistic regression analysis, “Not being able to get an anesthetic injection despite reporting pain during treatment” had independent effects on the PTSD symptom group. Our results suggest that a past experience with a dentist who denied a patient’s appeal for additional local anesthesia is related to the patient’s PTSD symptoms about dental treatment.
Keywords: Dental treatment / Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) / Local anesthesia / Dental Anxiety / S-DAI / IES-R
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/36169
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 60, No. 2

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/36169

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