A Study on Personality Traits of the Dental Outpatients through SCL-90-R

간이정신진단검사를 이용한 치과외래환자의 정서상태에 관한 연구

  • In Son (Dept. of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Myung-Yun Ko (Dept. of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University)
  • Published : 1995.06.01


Emotional state of dental outpatients was studied by means of symptom checklist-90- revision, 229 male and 290 female dental outpatients were subjected at the private local clinic in Pusna, during the period from 1994 to 1995. T-scores from SCL-90-R were analyzed psychologically by means of 90 questionnaires through Korean manual of SCL-90-R. The obntained results were as follows : 1. Mean value of T-scores on 9 basic scales of SCL-90-R in all the dental outpatients was within normal range. 2. T-scores in male were significantly higher than that in female, and there was a significant difference by age group in female. 3. There were higher levels of T-scores in groups of high academic carrier, salaryman, public servant, and unmarried person. 4. T-score of patients with periodontal pain was the highest in all subject groups. 5. While T-score of patients with K01(embedded and impated teeth) was the highest, that of K02(dental caries) was the lowest. 6. T-score in acute group was higher than that in chronic group. 7. T-score of patients treated in field of oral surgery or oral medicine was higher than those of other fields of dental treatments.