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Odovtos International Journal of Dental Sciences

On-line version ISSN 2215-3411Print version ISSN 1659-1046


ESTRADA-MURILLO, Nilvert A.  and  EVARISTO-CHIYONG, Teresa A.. Psychoemotional States and the Presence of Bruxism in Peruvian Dental Students. Odovtos [online]. 2019, vol.21, n.3, pp.111-117. ISSN 2215-3411.

The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between psycho-emotional states and the presence of bruxism in a sample of students at a public School of Dentistry in Lima-Peru. The sample was 181 randomly selected students. Bruxism and the psycho-emotional states such as: stress, anxiety (state and trait) and depression were studied and measured through validated instruments. The results showed a low but highly significant correlation (p <0.001) between bruxism, stress, depression and the anxiety state. It is concluded that emotional states contribute to the presence of bruxism in dental students.

Keywords : Bruxism; Psychological stress; Anxiety; Depression; Dental students; Perú.

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