Aki Viinikangas

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the psychometric properties (criterion validity, construct validity, sensitivity, and specificity) of a single-item question screening for dental anxiety in a Finnish adult population. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 823 subjects, ranging in age from 18 to 87 years, answered a questionnaire comprising sections assessing the(More)
OBJECTIVE Alexithymia refers to a personality construct that is characterized by impoverishment of imagination, poor capacity for symbolic thought, and inability to experience and describe feelings. Our aim was to investigate the association of alexithymia and dental anxiety in patients attending dental practice. A further aim was to discover whether gender(More)
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