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Self-assessed oral health, cognitive vulnerability and dental anxiety in children: testing a mediational model.

Authors
  • Carrillo-Díaz, María
  • Crego, Antonio
  • Armfield, Jason M
  • Romero, Martín
Type
Published Article
Journal
Community dentistry and oral epidemiology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2012
Volume
40
Issue
1
Pages
8–16
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2011.00646.x
PMID: 22044219
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The activation of the cognitive vulnerability schema, as a mediating variable, is a mechanism by means of which children's self-perceptions of a poor oral health might lead to dental anxiety. Both components of vulnerability analysed (threat and disgust) contribute decisively to this potential process.

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