Serious psychological distress as a barrier to dental care in community-dwelling adults in the United States.

@article{Xiang2015SeriousPD,
  title={Serious psychological distress as a barrier to dental care in community-dwelling adults in the United States.},
  author={Xiaoling Xiang and Wonik Lee and Sung-wan Kang},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={134-41}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine whether serious psychological distress (SPD), a nonspecific indicator of past year mental health problems, was associated with subsequent dental care utilization, dental expenditures, and unmet dental needs. METHODS We analyzed data from panel 13 thru 15 of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey -Household Component (n=31,056). SPD was… CONTINUE READING