Anxiety, stress, depression, and patients' responses to periodontal treatment: periodontists' knowledge and professional behavior.

@article{Kloostra2007AnxietySD,
  title={Anxiety, stress, depression, and patients' responses to periodontal treatment: periodontists' knowledge and professional behavior.},
  author={Paul W Kloostra and Robert M Eber and M R Inglehart},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={64-71}
}
BACKGROUND Anxiety, stress, and depression affect the use of health care services, treatment decision-making, and responses to periodontal treatment. This study explored periodontists' confidence in detecting patient anxiety, stress, or depression, as well as their knowledge concerning the relationships between these factors and patients' pain, use of pain medication, and wound healing after periodontal treatment. In addition, this research surveyed if (and which) special accommodations were… CONTINUE READING

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