Correlation of Psychological Problems Among Various Socio-Economic Groups and its Comparison Between Males and Females

Authors

  • Ch. Narsi Reddy Undergraduate, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India
  • D. Prabu Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India
  • P. Nimmy Postgraduate, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India
  • Lubna Fathima Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai, India
  • V. V. Bharathwaj Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India
  • R. Sindhu Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India
  • M. Raj Mohan Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India
  • Sunayana Manipal Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Dental Sciences, Imphal-East, Manipur, India

Keywords:

psychology, problems, esthetic concern, social anxiety, self-confidence

Abstract

Background: Psychology of a person plays an essential role in the outcome of the treatment, whether it is successful or failure. This study aims to find the correlation of psychological problems among males and females who visit the dental hospital. Materials and Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the individuals visiting SRM Dental College and Hospital. The study was conducted with the help of nine close-ended questions, including aesthetic concerns, social anxiety, and self-confidence. A total of 105 individuals, 55 males and 50 females were included in the study using convenience sampling. Statistical analysis was performed by SPSS software, descriptive statistics were performed to find the age distribution, gender and socioeconomic status and chi-square test was performed to find an association between the males and females regarding the psychological problem. Result: Among the 105 individuals, almost 52% of females were satisfied with the appearance of teeth, whereas 48% were not satisfied by the appearance of teeth. Among the males, 63.6% were satisfied with the appearance of teeth and 36.4% were not satisfied by the appearance of teeth. Among the females, almost 58% of individuals were afraid of offensive remarks about their teeth and 42% were not afraid. Among the males, almost 52.7% of individuals were afraid of offensive remarks about their teeth and 47.3% were not afraid. P-value <0.05 were calculated to find the association between the males and females. Conclusion: Psychological behaviour of an individual is essential to take up treatment. In the study findings, positive association were found between the males and females in the opinion of afraid of taking offensive comments from the individuals, and they take measures to make their teeth look better. No positive association was found among the other questionnaire recorded.

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Published

17-06-2022

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C. N. Reddy, “Correlation of Psychological Problems Among Various Socio-Economic Groups and its Comparison Between Males and Females”, IJMDES, vol. 1, no. 6, pp. 42–45, Jun. 2022, Accessed: Jul. 21, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://journal.ijmdes.com/ijmdes/article/view/44