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 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 questionnaire||Age||N||M***||SD||P|
|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?||18–34||933||.949||ANOVA=18.079DF=3 value=**|
|Q8. I think I am already experiencing the consequences of postponed dental care.||18–34||933||1.314||ANOVA=13.590DF=3 value =**|
|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.||18–34||933||.978||ANOVA=23.514DF=3 value =**|
|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.||18–34||933||.870||ANOVA=21.919DF=3 value=**|
|* 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.