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dc.contributor.authorShacham, Maayan
dc.contributor.authorGreenblatt-Kimron, Lee
dc.contributor.authorHamama-Raz, Yaira
dc.contributor.authorMijiritsky, Eitan
dc.contributor.authorBen-Ezra, Menachem
dc.contributor.authorHumphris, Gerry
dc.identifier.citationShacham , M , Greenblatt-Kimron , L , Hamama-Raz , Y , Mijiritsky , E , Ben-Ezra , M & Humphris , G 2022 , ' Unveiling the association between body image dissatisfaction and dental anxiety ' , Surgeries , vol. 3 , no. 2 , pp. 92-100 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 279261701
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 916ff9ef-51a3-42cb-b4b2-9220e18e859a
dc.identifier.otherBibtex: surgeries3020011
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-4601-8834/work/112333252
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85152969617
dc.description.abstractBackground: Increased demands for invasive and non-invasive treatments related to body image disturbances are seen worldwide. These demands may be related to body image dissatisfaction. No study to date investigated the relationship between body image dissatisfaction and dental anxiety (namely, anticipatory dental anxiety and treatment dental anxiety) among a non-clinical population. The current study aims to unveil such relationships. Methods: Dentally anxious people may choose to ‘cope’ with their anxiety via unnecessary invasive procedures related to their body image dissatisfaction. In the current study, 553 individuals completed an online survey assessing their dental anxiety, dental neglect, and body image via self-report questionnaires. Results: Body image dissatisfaction was significantly correlated with dental anxiety. In contrast to previous studies, dental neglect was negatively associated with dental anxiety. Additionally, no link was found between body image dissatisfaction and dental neglect. Conclusions: The current study highlights the importance of addressing these factors prior to invasive procedures.
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dc.subjectBody image disturbanceen
dc.subjectDental anxietyen
dc.subjectBody imageen
dc.subjectRK Dentistryen
dc.titleUnveiling the association between body image dissatisfaction and dental anxietyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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