• Evaluación de la ansiedad dental aplicando 3 escalas en niños que asisten por primera vez a un centro universitario de salud

      Ramírez Torres, María Cecilia; Gutierrez Almenara, Mirella Alexandra; Walde Díaz, Xiomi Fiorella (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2017-12-12)
      The first dental visit of pediatric patients could generate reactions and positive or negative behavior in future appointments, this product of the anxiety that the child may present to new events in his life. For this reason, it’s important that the dentist can count on instruments that allow assessing the level of anxiety and then deciding which behavior management technique is appropriate for the job. Objective: To evaluate the levels of dental anxiety using 3 scales in children from 5 to 10 years old who attend a University Health Center for the first time. Materials and methods: The sample consisted of 203 children between the ages of 5 and 10 who visited the University Health Center of the UPC for the first time during the period July-December 2016. Results: In the evaluation with the RMS-Pictorial scale. The age range 9-10 years, the male gender obtained the highest average (±1.97). In the Venham scale, in the age range 5-6 years, the female gender obtained the highest average (±0.063) a difference than in the male sex (±0.00). In the FIS scale, in the 9-10 age range, the female gender obtained the highest average (±2), as did the male gender, in the age range 7-8 years, obtained (±2). The RMS-Pictorial scale was the highest acceptance rate (54.67%), followed by the FIS scale (24.63%) and, finally, the Venham scale (20.68%). Conclusion: It is concluded that the RMS-Pictorial, Venham and FIS scales allowed assessing dental anxiety in children from 5 to 10 years before the first dental visit in the University Health Center UPC.
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