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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 6 Correlation analysis. Correlation coefficients for the responses to the questions from section 4 (Q17) and sections 2 and 3 (Q8, Q10, Q11).

“I would feel more secure if I could see the dentist implementing all the preventive measures (disinfecting ’in front of me’, with a full set of protective equipment).”
How would you evaluate your level of information about COVID-19 and the current state of the pandemic?Correlation coefficient=0.114=0.000***
“I am afraid that I could contract some other disease in a dental office (other than COVID-19).”Correlation coefficient=0.166=0.000***
“In a dental office I feel a distressing sense of powerlessness and loss of control (I cannot move, speak, or terminate the intervention when I would like to).”Correlation coefficient=0.119=0.000***
*** Statistically significant for

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