Assessing children's dental anxiety: a systematic review of current measures.

@article{Porritt2013AssessingCD,
  title={Assessing children's dental anxiety: a systematic review of current measures.},
  author={Jenny Porritt and Heather Buchanan and Melanie Hall and Fiona Gilchrist and Zoe Marshman},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={
          130-42
        }
}
The reliable assessment of children's dental anxiety can have many benefits for the dental team, service providers and dental public health practitioners. This study aimed to identify and evaluate self-report measures, which are available to assess children's dental anxiety. Systematic searches of the literature between 1998 and 2011 were conducted to identify relevant studies. The properties of each measure (reliability and validity) were assessed, and measures were evaluated against a… CONTINUE READING
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