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Everyday- and dental-pain experiences in healthy Swedish 8-19 year olds: an epidemiological study.

Författare och institution:
Larisa Krekmanova (Institutionen för odontologi); Marianne Bergius (Institutionen för odontologi); Agneta Robertson (Institutionen för odontologi); Nina Sabel (Institutionen för odontologi); Caroline Hafström (Institutionen för odontologi); Gunilla Klingberg (Institutionen för odontologi); Ulf Berggren (Institutionen för odontologi)
Publicerad i:
International journal of paediatric dentistry / the British Paedodontic Society [and] the International Association of Dentistry for Children, 19 ( 6 ) s. 438-47
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
BACKGROUND: Very little is known about children's everyday pains and dental treatment pains. A child's gender, age, and level of dental anxiety are factors that could interplay with the perception of pain and are thus worth studying. AIM: The objectives of this study were to investigate the frequency and reported intensity levels of children's everyday- and dental-pain experiences, and to study the reported pains in relation to gender, age, and dental anxiety. DESIGN: Three hundred and sixty-eight consecutive patients (8-19 years, mean age 13.5 years) from three different Public Dental Service were recruited. Pain ratings were obtained using McGrath's Children's Pain Inventory list and some additional items. Dental anxiety was estimated by the Dental Anxiety Scale. RESULTS: Most frequently experienced everyday pains were headache and tummy/stomach ache. Among dental treatment events, dental injection was reported to be most often ranked as painful, and more frequently by girls. Both dental and everyday pains were rated higher grouping children with high dental anxiety. CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of pain experiences are the same in Swedish children as in other populations. There is a relation between dental anxiety and the perception of pain.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Odontologi ->
Adolescent, Child, Dental Anxiety, epidemiology, etiology, Dental Care, adverse effects, Facial Pain, complications, epidemiology, etiology, Female, Humans, Male, Pain, complications, epidemiology, Questionnaires, Sex Factors, Sweden, epidemiology, Young Adult
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2010-01-14 13:01
Posten ändrad:
2011-01-20 10:00

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