Trilby Coolidge

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OBJECTIVES The aims of this research are to examine the reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the Dental Subscale of Children's Fear Survey Schedule (CFSS-DS), and to examine the responses of children in the dental setting and in the community. METHODS The CFSS-DS was translated into Japanese and administered to three samples. The first(More)
BACKGROUND A growing body of literature describes the performance of dental fear questionnaires in various countries. We describe the psychometric properties of Greek versions of the Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) and the Dental Fear Survey (DFS) in adult Greek patients. METHODS Greek versions of the MDAS and DFS were administered to two samples of(More)
BACKGROUND The Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS) is a commonly used questionnaire which measures children's dental fear. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to gather data to evaluate the psychometric properties of a Greek version of the CFSS-DS. METHODS A sample of 260 children aged 4-12 completed the Greek version of the(More)
BACKGROUND It would be useful to have psychometrically-sound measures of dental fear for Hispanics, who comprise the largest ethnic minority in the United States. We report on the psychometric properties of Spanish-language versions of two common adult measures of dental fear (Modified Dental Anxiety Scale, MDAS; Dental Fear Survey, DFS), as well as a(More)
BACKGROUND Hispanics comprise the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. Previous work with the Spanish Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) yielded good validity, but lower test-retest reliability. We report the performance of the Spanish MDAS in a new sample, as well as the performance of the Spanish Revised Dental Beliefs Survey (R-DBS). (More)
BACKGROUND The Transtheoretical Model suggests that individuals vary according to their readiness to change behavior. Previous work in smoking cessation and other health areas suggests that interventions are more successful when they are tailored to an individual's stage of change with regards to the specific behavior. We report on the performance of a(More)
AIM Societal changes have led to an increased parental presence in paediatric dental surgeries. The aim of this study was to assess the deliberate use of a parental presence/absence (PPA) intervention as a behavioural technique to manage very uncooperative children. STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective study of the PPA technique in a Greek paediatric(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this pair of studies were to examine the internal reliability, test-retest reliability, and construct validity of the Revised Dental Beliefs Survey. METHODS A total of 108 college students completed two questionnaires containing the Revised Dental Beliefs Survey, as well as the Revised Iowa Dental Control Index, and(More)
AIMS This study sought to 'restructure' memory of dental treatment to help children develop positive memories and cooperate more fully with the dentist at future visits. DESIGN The design compared 'usual care' plus an intervention designed to positively restructure memory with 'usual care' plus a control for 45 children, ages 6-9 years, who were in need(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the presence and extent of publication bias and small-study effects in meta-analyses (MAs) investigating pediatric dentistry-related subjects. METHODS Following a literature search, 46 MAs including 882 studies were analyzed qualitatively. Of these, 39 provided enough data to be re-analyzed. Publication bias(More)