A dataset for dental anxiety and psychological distress in 1550 patients visiting dental clinics

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Objectives: Information was collected to identify anxiety in dental patients visiting a dental clinic using the Dental Anxiety Scale, their level of psychological distress using the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 and identifying a correlation between these groups as well as the gender and age. Data description: This data contains a set of 1550 patients’ answers to questionnaires taken before dental treatment in a dental clinic. It is divided into male and female patients as well as according to their age. The level of Dental Anxiety can be interpreted by answers chosen in the Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) and the level of psychological distress by answers chosen in the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18). This dataset should help to encourage more research in the field of dental anxiety and we hope to see more comparisons with our data in the future or in different regions of the world.


Original languageEnglish
Article number10
JournalBMC Research Notes
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

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Scopus 85122752484
WOS 000740998100002
Mendeley 2c82417e-6cb7-3ad3-ae3e-ea2f020d36df
PubMed 35012629


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  • Adult, Anxiety, Cross-sectional studies, Dental anxiety, Dental clinic, Depression, Objective, Psychological, Somatization, Stress, Surveys and questionnaires, Dental Anxiety, Humans, Psychological Distress, Male, Dental Clinics, Stress, Psychological, Female, Surveys and Questionnaires

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