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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: CROSS-VALIDATION OF A BRAZILIAN VERSION OF THE DENTAL FEAR SURVEY
Author: CESAR, J
DEMORAES, ABA
MILGROM, P
KLEINKNECHT, RA
Abstract: The Dental Fear Survey (DFS), a paper and pencil instrument for assessing dental fear and avoidance, has been widely used and validated in fear studies in the US. However, before such instruments are used in countries and cultures dissimilar to the one in which it was developed, they should be cross-validated in that culture. The present study is an examination of the DFS response characteristics in a group of 374 Brazilian university students. Factor analysis of the DFS revealed three factors essentially identical to those found among university students in the US and in Singapore, as well as among US adult dental patients. Higher DFS scores were significantly associated longer intervals since last dental visit. These results are taken as evidence that the DFS performs in this Brazilian sample very much as it does in other samples; and is thus, a valid indicator of dental fear at least among Brazilian university students.
Subject: CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISON
DENTAL CARE
FEAR
DENTAL ANXIETY
PERSONALITY TESTS
BRAZIL
Country: Dinamarca
Editor: Munksgaard Int Publ Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.1993.tb00740.x
Date Issue: 1993
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