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Research Article

Determining Cut-Off Points for the Dental Fear Survey

Table 1

Total DFS scores for participants grouped according to response to the direct question “Are you fearful of going to the dentist?” ().

Groups of fearDFS total scores
MinimumMaximumMedianMean (SD)

Not fearful89520.063.027.029.4 (8.0)
A little fearful31224.076.045.045.2 (10.4)
Very fearful2745.0100.076.075.0 (12.3)
Extremely fearful1848.089.062.063.5 (12.2)

Kruskal-Wallis test ().
SD = Standard Deviation.
Conclusion = not fearful < a little fearful < highly fearful (very fearful and extremely fearful).