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Which maternal personality traits affect child behaviour during dental treatment

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  /1/2016

Authors:  A. H. Arpaci*, B. I˛sik**, N. Cura*, B. Kaplan***, P. Bozkurt*

Language:  English

Institution:  *Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey **Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara,Turkey ***Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Child dental behaviour; Dental anxiety; Maternal personality traits.

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Title:  Which maternal personality traits affect child behaviour during dental treatment

Abstract:  Aim Maternal personality traits affect child dental behaviour and have a potential link with dental treatment methods. This study aims to evaluate which maternal personality traits affect child dental behaviour. Materials and methods Research was carried out upon 60 children aged between 312 years, who had been admitted to our clinic for tooth extraction. All children were evaluated by means of the Frankl Behavior Scale (FBS): degrees I and II represent negative behavious, while III and IV positive behavior. Thirty children with FBS degree III and IV were assigned to Group I and 30 children with FBS degree I and II were assigned to Group II. Children in Group I underwent tooth extraction with local anaesthesia. Children in Group II underwent tooth extraction under deep sedation. During the first visit, the mothers were tested with the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory to evaluate personality traits. All mothers in Group I and half the mothers in Group II filled a complete and valid test. Results Group I and II mothers were compared according to the test results: scores of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) test were significantly higher in Group II (p<0.05). Conclusion We hypotetise that character features of mothers of children with negative dental behaviour and positive dental behaviour are different and affect child dental behaviour.

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