19 January 2023>: Clinical Research
Determining the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Care in the Serbian Adult Population: An Online Questionnaire-Based StudyMarija Nikolić 1ABCDEF* , Aleksandar Mitić 1ABE , Jelena Petrović 2ABCDF , Dragana Dimitrijević 2ABCD , Jelena Popović 1ABDE , Nenad Stošić 1ABE , Vera Stojanovska 3ACEF
Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e939238
Table 2 The significance of the differences between observed habits related to professional dental care (questions Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6) paired before and during the pandemic (paired t test).
|Pair 1*||Q3. I have postponed dental visits due to fear even prior to the pandemic.||2.10||1.491||−.433||2059||.665***|
|Q5. I have postponed dental visits due to the pandemic.||2.11||1.483|
|Pair 2*||Q4. I have “treated” myself for dental problems (took medicine, applied compresses, rinses…) to avoid going to the dentist even prior to the pandemic.||1.65||1.217||2.892||2059||**|
|Q6. I would try (or have already tried) to “treat myself” (take medicine, apply compresses, rinses…) to avoid or postpone dental visits during the pandemic.||1.57||1.112|
|* Pair 1 – questions Q3 from section II and Q5 from section III of the questionnaire; Pair 2 – questions, Q4 from section II and Q6 from section III of the questionnaire.|
** Statistically significant for
*** Not statistically significant.