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 7 Correlation analysis – correlation coefficients for the responses to questions Q6, Q9 and Q10 and questions Q5, Q7 and Q8.
|Q5. I have postponed dental visits due to the pandemic.||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?||Q8. I think I am already experiencing the consequences of postponed dental care.|
|Q6. I would try (or have already tried) to “treat myself” (take medicine, apply compresses, rinses...) to avoid or postpone going to the dentist during the pandemic.||Correlation coefficient=.440 value=.000**||Correlation coefficient=.253 value=.000**||Correlation coefficient=.382 value=.000**|
|Q9. I would rather have my tooth extracted than expose myself to repeated possibilities of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) during treatment which requires that I see a dentist more than once.||Correlation coefficient=.363 value=.000**||Correlation coefficient=.222 value=.000**||Correlation coefficient=.340 value=.000**|
|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.||Correlation coefficient=.395 value=.000**||Correlation coefficient=.219 value=.000**||Correlation coefficient=.331 value=.000**|
|* Statistically significant for|
** Pearson’s correlation coefficient.