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Table 3 Number of participants answering “yes” to IDAF-4P (phobia module) items

From: Translation and validation of the Finnish version of the Index of dental anxiety and fear (IDAF-4C+) among dental students

IDAF-4P items n %
Going to the dentist is actively avoided or else endured with intense fear or anxiety 5 2.9
My fear of going to the dentist has been present for at least 6 months 10 5.8
My fear, anxiety or avoidance of going to the dentist significantly affects my life in some way 0 0
I am afraid of going to the dentist because I am concerned I may have a panic attack 1 0.6
I am afraid of going to the dentist because I am generally highly self-conscious or concerned about being watched or judged in social situations 5 2.9