To test the Italian translation of Corah’s Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) and to check the relationship between dental anxiety and theAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification (ASA-PS), the DAS was translated into Italian and administered to 1072 Italian patients (620 male and 452 female patients, ages 14^85 years) undergoingoral surgery. Patients’conditionswere checked andrated according to theASA-PS.The DAS ranged from 4 to 20 (modus 5 8, median 510); 59.5% of patients had a DAS of 7^12, 26.1% had a DAS .12, and10.3% had a DAS .15.Themean DAS was10.29 (95% confidence limit 50.19); female patients were more anxious thanmalepatients (P,.001),whilepatientsolder than 60 years showed a significant decrease in the level of anxiety. Five hundred two patients were rated as ASA-PS class P1, 502 as ASA-PS class P2, and 68 as ASA-PS class P3,with amean DAS score of 9.69,10.78, and11.09, respectively: theDAS difference between groups was significant (P,.001).

Italian Version of Corah's Dental Anxiety Scale: Normative Data in Patients Undergoing Oral Surgery and Relationship With the ASA Physical Status Classification.

FACCO, ENRICO;ZANETTE, GASTONE;MANANI, GIOVANNI
2008

Abstract

To test the Italian translation of Corah’s Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) and to check the relationship between dental anxiety and theAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification (ASA-PS), the DAS was translated into Italian and administered to 1072 Italian patients (620 male and 452 female patients, ages 14^85 years) undergoingoral surgery. Patients’conditionswere checked andrated according to theASA-PS.The DAS ranged from 4 to 20 (modus 5 8, median 510); 59.5% of patients had a DAS of 7^12, 26.1% had a DAS .12, and10.3% had a DAS .15.Themean DAS was10.29 (95% confidence limit 50.19); female patients were more anxious thanmalepatients (P,.001),whilepatientsolder than 60 years showed a significant decrease in the level of anxiety. Five hundred two patients were rated as ASA-PS class P1, 502 as ASA-PS class P2, and 68 as ASA-PS class P3,with amean DAS score of 9.69,10.78, and11.09, respectively: theDAS difference between groups was significant (P,.001).
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