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Dental anxiety: A comparison of students of dentistry, biology and psychology
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-09-23)
Dental anxiety is an important challenge for many patients and clinicians. It is thus of importance to know more about dental students’ own experiences with dental anxiety and their understanding of dental anxiety. The aim was to investigate differences in dental anxiety levels between dental students, psychology students, and biology students at a Norwegian university.
Language of motivation and emotion in an internet support group for smoking cessation: Explorative use of automated content analysis to measure regulatory focus
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014)
The present study describes a novel approach to the identification of the motivational processes in text data extracted from an Internet support group (ISG) for smoking cessation. Based on the previous findings that a “prevention” focus might be more relevant for maintaining behavior change, it was hypothesized that 1) language use (ie, the use of emotional words) signaling a “promotion” focus would ...
Changes in dental anxiety among 15‐ to 21‐year‐olds. A 2‐year longitudinal analysis based on the Tromsø study: Fit futures
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-08)
<i>Objective</i>: Identify predictive variables related to the development and continuation of high dental anxiety among young people over 2 years and assess differences between youth experiencing increased, decreased or unchanged dental anxiety scores over time.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: An observational panel study of 15‐to 21‐year‐old people in Tromsø and Balsfjord region followed students from ...
Prevalence of dental anxiety and associations with oral health, psychological distress, avoidance and anticipated pain in adolescence: a cross-sectional study based on the Tromsø study, Fit Futures
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-10-20)
<i>Objective</i>: To describe the prevalence of dental anxiety (DA) among adolescents in Tromsø and Balsfjord region in northern Norway and present a multivariate logistic regression model to predict high dental anxiety scores (DASs) among these adolescents.<p> <p><i>Materials and methods</i>: We used self-report questionnaires and clinical dental examination data from adolescents registered in ...
Differences in emotional and pain-related language in tweets about dentists and medical doctors: Text-analysis of Twitter content
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-06)
<p><i>Background - </i>Social media provides people with easy ways to communicate their attitudes and feelings to a wide audience. Many people, unfortunately, have negative associations and feelings about dental treatment due to former painful experiences. Previous research indicates that there might be a pervasive and negative occupational stereotype related to dentists and that this stereotype is ...