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Reliabilitas dan validitas dari modified dental anxiety scale dalam versi Bahasa Indonesia (Reliability and validity of modified dental anxiety scale in the Indonesian version)

Fitrian Riksavianti , Rasmidar Samad

Fitrian Riksavianti
Fakultas Kedokteran gigi, Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia. Email: hscrp.samad@gmail.com

Rasmidar Samad
Bagian Ilmu Kedokteran Gigi Masyarakat Fakultas Kedokteran gigi, Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: October 30, 2014 | Cite this Article
Riksavianti, F., Samad, R. 2014. Reliabilitas dan validitas dari modified dental anxiety scale dalam versi Bahasa Indonesia (Reliability and validity of modified dental anxiety scale in the Indonesian version). Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 13(3): 145-149. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v13i3.405


Questionnaire of modified dental anxiety scale (MDAS) have been translated into various languages such as Spain,
Greece, China, Romania, Turkey and Malaysia. However, no study has tested the reliability and validity of the MDAs
in the Indonesian version, so it can be used effectively to assess dental anxiety among Indonesian population. This
study aimed to determine the reliability and validity of the Indonesian version of MDAs. Analytic observational study
with cross sectional study was conducted in a patient population Dental Hospital Hasanuddin University that will be
extracted, filled and scalled, with purposive sampling technique. Realibility of dental anxiety level was tested with
Cronbach's alpha test, the provision is acceptable if the value is >0.6.Using product moment correlation test, validity is
accepted if the value is >0.3. Results showed the questionnaire MDAS in Indonesian version has good internal
consistency with the value of 0.862, and a valid value (0.706). Based on the characteristics of the respondents, only age
significantly affects anxiety level difference. It was concluded that the MDAS in Indonesian version has good reliability
and validity.

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