Do Stages of Dentistry Training Affect Anxiety Provoking Situations?
Author(s): Obarisiagbon A, Azodo CC*, Omoaregba JO and James BO
Background: Undetected and unaddressed anxiety negatively affects performance in clinical learning environments. Aim: The aim was to investigate the anxiety provoking situations in clinical dental care delivery among students of preclinical and clinical years and house officers. Subjects and Methods: A 38âitem modified Moss and McManus clinical anxiety questionnaire, general health questionnaireâ12 (GHQâ12) and the Zung selfârating anxiety scale were the data collection tools. Results: Of the 84 recruited, 79 completed the study giving 94.0% (79/84) response rate. The median age of the participants was 25 years with 50.6% (40/79) being 20â25 years. Gender distribution revealed that males constituted 60.8% (48/79) of the participants. House officers constituted 29.1% (23/79), clinical students 36.7% (29/79), and preclinical students 34... Read More»
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