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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 8 Correlation analysis – correlation coefficients for the responses to questions Q12, Q13, and Q14 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.
Q12. I have changed my diet due to the pandemic in a negative sense (I consume more food more often, food which is usually unhealthy or of low quality).Correlation coefficient=.170 value=.000** Correlation coefficient=.156 value=.000** Correlation coefficient=.226 value=.000**
Q13. I have improved my habits and oral hygiene during the pandemic, so as to prevent the occurrence of any problems with my teeth, or any further complications.Correlation coefficient=.169 value=.000** Correlation coefficient=.133 value=.000** Correlation coefficient=.137 value=.000**
Q14. I have neglected my oral hygiene during the pandemic.Correlation coefficient=.245 value=.000** Correlation coefficient=.121 value=.000** Correlation coefficient=.274 value=.000**
* Statistically significant for
** Pearson’s correlation coefficient.

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