Print ISSN: 1812-1217

Online ISSN: 1998-0345

Author : Al–Jamas, Elham kh

Modified Psychological Scale for Pros-thodontic Patients

Nadira A Hatim; Monia MN Kandil; Elham kh Al–Jamas

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal, Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 198-205
DOI: 10.33899/rden.2012.65058

To aid the dentist in a more precise method for psychological and neurotic assessment of his patients, especially the edentulous; and to isolates those who may refuse the complete denture wearing for psychological reasons. Materials and methods: The study was conducted to include one hundred members, who agreed to participate in it. They were collected randomly from Dental College of Mosul University, and a Dental Health Center at Mosul City. Members were asked to answer these question-naires: Eysenck Personality Inventory; Hamilton Anxiety Scale; and Mental Health Questionnaires. Statistical analysis of questioner was done according to percentage, and prevalence . Results: The data collected from these scales undergone statistical and correlation analysis to show the frequency and prevalence for each question and the most effectible components to introduce new psychological case–sheet, briefed what most important psychological factors that could investigated by the dentist. Conclusions: A modified psychological scale was accomplished for edentulous patients. The results also revealed that the general somatic sensory symptoms, autonomic nervous symptoms, insomnia and gastro–intestinal symptoms; represented the most effective factors on the stress development, especially in the geriatrics