ARE BUS DRIVERS EFFECTED BY STRESS RELATED BRUXISM: A “See It Through” ANALYSIS USING CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY DESIGN

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  • Subashini V1, Prabu D2, Bharathwaj V.V3, Sindhu R3, Dinesh Dhamodhar4, Sathiyapriya S3, Rajmohan M4, Vishali M5 Author

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Bruxism, also known as Bruxomania, is the grinding of teeth at night and during the day. The aetiology for bruxism may be local, systemic, psychological or occupational. The psychological reasons are anxiety, emotional stress etc., The current generation worldwide is commonly affected by a factor called 'stress'. Stress also has its effect on the human body by various means.

AIM: The study has been done to evaluate the commonness of bruxism among the bus drivers in Chennai City in relation to stress.

MATERIALS AND METHOD: A cross-sectional study was made among the bus drivers of Chennai city using simple random sampling. The participants (N=101) were interviewed. A modified version American academy of stress questionnaire was used, which consisted of questions related to stress, work experience, working hours, bruxism etc., The categories were recorded on a ten-unit scale, and further statistical analysis was done with SPSS software using Chi-square and regression analysis. P value < 0.05 is considered significant.

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2024-01-22

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ARE BUS DRIVERS EFFECTED BY STRESS RELATED BRUXISM: A “See It Through” ANALYSIS USING CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY DESIGN. (2024). Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica, 22(1), 110-118. http://neuropsychopharmacologiahungarica.com/index.php/NPPH/article/view/10