Print ISSN: 1812-1217

Online ISSN: 1998-0345

Keywords : edentulous


Modified Psychological Scale for Pros-thodontic Patients

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

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal, 2012, 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

Mental Health Assessment: A Comparison between Different Completely Edentulous and Dentate Patients

Nadira A Hatim; Monia MN Kandil; Elham Kh Al-Jamas

Al-Rafidain Dental Journal, 2008, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 161-167
DOI: 10.33899/rden.2008.9057

Aims: To aid the dentist, in a more precise method for the mental health assessment of edentulous patients, and isolates those who refuse complete denture wearing for psychological reasons. Materials
and methods: The study was conducted during the period from July 2004 to November 2005. One hundred members with especial criteria were agreed to participate in this study. They were collected
randomly from Dental College of Mosul University and Dental Health Center at Mosul city. The members were asked to answer the Mental Health Questionnaires. Results: It was found that mental
health score decreased with females especially who refused the prosthodontic treatment, also groups with low educational and financial levels at same group. Members that received their prosthodontic
treatment at the Dental Collage with age between (55–64) years old seamed to be achieved a highest
level within the Mental Health Scale. Finally the members with high anxiety tendency, showed less mental health scores. Conclusions: The completely edentulous who refused the prosthodontic treatment, especially females, low educational and financial groups achieved the minimum scores with Mental Health Scale.