Aisha Wali, Syed Abrar Ali, Talha M Siddiqui, Mahnoor Farzand, Laraib Malik.
Assessment of Anxiety in patients Attending Baqai Dental Teaching Hospital Karachi-A Cross Sectional Study.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;9(1):34-7.

ABSTRACT: Objective: The objective of the present study was to assess the anxiety levels in patients visiting Dental teaching Hospital by using Corah Dental anxiety scale. (DAS) Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients attending Out Patient Department of Oral Diagnosis Baqai Dental College between June 2017 - Jan 2018. A simple random sampling technique was used for the study purpose. The sample population included patients attending OPD of Oral Diagnosis Department for routine dental checkups, scaling, filling, root canal treatment and extraction. Descriptive statistics were obtained and the mean standard deviation was calculated. Chi-square test was done to compare association of dental anxiety among male and female patients visiting Baqai Dental College. Data was analyzed using SPSS software (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, Version22). Results: Based on severity of dental anxiety, 46.4% , 34.8% and 15.2% males were found to be moderately, highly and extremely anxious respectively whereas 53.6% , 65.2% and 84.8% females were found to be moderately , highly and extremely anxious. Conclusion: The present study concluded that female patients were found to be more anxious than males. Therefore dental surgeons should take adequate measures to manage level of dental anxiety amongst patients visiting dental teaching hospitals of Karachi.

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