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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 Study

Marija Nikolić 1ABCDEF* , Aleksandar Mitić 1ABE , Jelena Petrović 2ABCDF , Dragana Dimitrijević 2ABCD , Jelena Popović 1ABDE , Nenad Stošić 1ABE , Vera Stojanovska 3ACEF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.939238

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e939238

Table 3 The differences in the consequences of postponed dental treatments (questions Q7 and Q8) and extreme avoidance regarding the respondents’ age (questions Q9 and Q10) from section III of the questionnaire).

Question from questionnaireAgeNM***SDP
Q7. How would you rate any possible feelings of concern about potential consequences of postponing dental treatment due to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus?18–34933.949ANOVA=18.079DF=3 value=**
Over 641041.073
Q8. I think I am already experiencing the consequences of postponed dental care.18–349331.314ANOVA=13.590DF=3 value =**
Over 641041.663
Q9. I would rather have my tooth extracted than expose myself to repeated possibilities of contracting the SARS-CoV-19 during treatment which requires that I see a dentist more than once.18–34933.978ANOVA=23.514DF=3 value =**
Over 641041.573
Q10. I would not go to see a dentist during peak of contamination even if it included experiencing severe pain, swelling, decayed dental appearance or function.18–34933.870ANOVA=21.919DF=3 value=**
Over 641041.588
* Statistically significant for
** One way ANOVA test.
*** A higher value of M indicates a higher degree of agreement with the statement from a particular question for questions Q8, Q9, and Q10, and higher degree of concern for question Q7; highest and lowest values are in bold.

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