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06 May 2022: Clinical Research

COVID-19: Another Cause of Dental Anxiety?

Marija Nikolić 1ABCDEF* , Aleksandar Mitić 1ABE , Jelena Petrović 2ABCD , Dragana Dimitrijević 2ABCD , Jelena Popović 1ABDE , Radomir Barac 1ABE , Ana Todorović 3ABE

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.936535

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e936535

Table 2 Correlation analysis. The correlation coefficients for the responses to the questions from section 4 (Q12, Q14, Q15) and sections 1 and 2 (Q1, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7, Q8).

How would you evaluate the level of your dental fear during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?“I would only go to a dental office during the pandemic in an emergency.”“I would cease (or have ceased) ongoing dental treatment due to fear of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19).”
How old are you?Correlation coefficient=0.187=0.000*** Correlation coefficient=0.168=0.000*** Correlation coefficient=0.223=0.000***
Have you recovered from COVID-19?χ=22.697DF=8=0.004,** χ=14.973DF=8=0.060 (not statistically significant)** Correlation coefficient=−0.053=0.017***
Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19?χ=62.341DF=4=0.000,** χ=43.436DF=4=0.000 ,** Correlation coefficient=0.137=0.000***
“I have reduced my activities during the pandemic to a minimum (work/school/college/shopping, etc.).”χ=71.217DF=4=0.000,** χ=75.096DF=4=0.000,** Correlation coefficient=0.229=0.000***
What is your evaluation of the current epidemiological situation?Correlation coefficient=−0.179=0.000*** Correlation coefficient=−0.115=0.000*** Correlation coefficient=−0.131=0.000***
How would you evaluate your level of information about COVID-19 and the current state of the pandemic?Correlation coefficient=0.132P=0.000*** Correlation coefficient=0.076=0.000*** Correlation coefficient=0.056=0.010***
DF – degrees of freedom.
** Chi-square test;
*** Statistically significant for

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