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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 66-70

Relationship between Dental Anxiety and Health Locus of Control among Physiotherapy Students



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Aim: To assess the relationship between dental anxiety and Health Locus of Control (HLC) among Physiotherapy students of Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara. Materials & Method: A total of 152 students participated in the study. Dental anxiety was assessed using the 5 item Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) and Locus of Control was assessed using the 18 item Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) scale. Results: A Statistically significant positive correlation was found between the internal dimension of MHLC and dental anxiety. Conclusions: HLC was found to play an important role in predicting the dental anxiety among physiotherapy students.


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