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Table 2 Original version of the Dental Beliefs Survey

From: Gender differences in adolescents’ perceptions toward dentists using the Japanese version of the dental beliefs survey: a cross-sectional survey

  Never A little Some-what Often Nearly always
1. Dentists do not like patient requests. 1 2 3 4 5
2. Dentists seem to be in a hurry, so I feel rushed. 1 2 3 4 5
3. Dentists do not provide clear explanations. 1 2 3 4 5
4. Dentists do not really listen to what I say. 1 2 3 4 5
5. Dentists do what they want, no matter what I say. 1 2 3 4 5
6. Dentists make me feel guilty about how I care for my teeth. 1 2 3 4 5
7. I am not sure I can believe what the dentist says about the dental work that is needed. 1 2 3 4 5
8. Dentists say things to try and fool me. 1 2 3 4 5
9. Dentists do not take my worries seriously. 1 2 3 4 5
10. Dentists make light of my fears. 1 2 3 4 5
11. I worry whether dentists do a good quality job. 1 2 3 4 5
12. If it hurts, I do not think the dentist will stop. 1 2 3 4 5
13. I do not feel I can stop for a rest during treatment. 1 2 3 4 5
14. I do not feel comfortable asking questions. 1 2 3 4 5
15. The thought of “hearing bad news” could be enough to keep me from going for treatment. 1 2 3 4 5