Journal of Health Care and Research [ISSN: 2582-8967]
Article Type: Original Article
J Health Care and Research. 2022 Oct 22;3(3):73-79
Yerda Ozkan1iD*, Dilek Bicer2, Gokhan Ozpolat3, Gizem Yazdan Ozen4, Faruk Cagri Onat5, Recep Orbak6
1Assistant Professor, Ataturk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Turkey
2Research Assistant, Ataturk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Turkey
3Psychologist, Buhara Hospital Erzurum/Turkey, Turkey
4Research Assistant, Ataturk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Turkey
5Research Assistant, Ataturk University, Department of Periodontology, Turkey
6Professor, Ataturk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Turkey
Corresponding Author: Yerda Ozkan ORCID iD
Address: Ataturk University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Turkey.
Received date: 11 September 2022; Accepted date: 11 October 2022; Published date: 22 October 2022
Citation: Ozkan Y, Bicer D, Ozpolat G, Ozen GY, Onat FC, Orbak R. Investigation of the Relationship between Mindfulness Awareness, Anxiety, Dental Anxiety, and Oral Hygiene Status in Population. J Health Care and Research. 2022 Oct 22;3(3):73-79.
Copyright © 2022 Ozkan Y, Bicer D, Ozpolat G, Ozen GY, Onat FC, Orbak R. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Mindfulness Awareness, Periodontal Disease, Dental Anxiety, Anxiety
Objectives: Attention and awareness are essential features of human nature. Mindfulness can be defined as increased attention and awareness of the experience that exists in the present moment. Dental anxiety is a state of intense restlessness that develops due to fear and delusions due to dental examination and treatment. Periodontitis, periodontal plaque, and bleeding are known as major periodontal diseases. There are many different reasons for the development of these diseases, including the education level of the person, his knowledge of health and oral health, the state of physician and hospital concerns, and awareness. Our study, it was aimed to investigate whether the level of mindfulness and dental anxiety status of individuals influences periodontal health by using different scales.
Materials and Methods: In our study, 100 systemic and psychologically healthy patients, aged 25-35, at least high school graduates, who applied to Atatürk University Faculty of Dentistry for dental examination and treatment were included. First of all, the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS), Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-1, STAI-2), Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS), and Dental Fear Survey (DFS) tests were applied to the patients. Then, a periodontal examination of the patients was performed and plaque indices and bleeding indices were determined.
Results: No correlation was found between the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) and periodontal bleeding, and plaque index.