Stability of Dental Anxiety Scale scores: a longitudinal study of older adults.

@article{Locker1995StabilityOD,
  title={Stability of Dental Anxiety Scale scores: a longitudinal study of older adults.},
  author={David D Locker and Allison M. Liddell},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          259-61
        }
}
With the exception of studies of children, how dental anxiety changes with aging has not been the topic of research. Studies of non-patient populations have been cross-sectional in design and no truly longitudinal data have been reported. In this study, 272 adults aged 50 yr and over completed the Dental Anxiety Scale at baseline and at a 3-yr follow-up. The main finding was that DAS scores showed a high degree of stability in this group of subjects. At baseline the mean DAS score was 7.6 and… CONTINUE READING

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