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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 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.

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