Table 2

Indications and contraindications of RA between dentists who do or do not practice RA*
RA practice n (%) Total n (%)
Yes No 126 **(100.0)
n = 90 n = 36
Indications of RA
Fearful patients 88 (97.8) 34 (94.4) 122 (96.8)
Anxious patients 84 (93.3) 33 (91.7) 117 (92.8)
Disruptive patients 47 (52.2) 19 (52.8) 66 (52.4)
Physically compromised patients*** 53 (58.9) 12 (33.3) 65 (51.6)
Mentally compromised patients*** 45 (50.0) 10 (27.8) 55 (43.6)
Medically compromised patients 32 (35.6) 13 (36.1) 45 (35.7)
Gag reflex interfering with dental care 33 (36.7) 11 (30.6) 44 (34.9)
Ineffective local anesthesia 34 (37.8) 8 (22.2) 42 (33.3)
Long appointments for dental care 20 (22.2) 9 (25.0) 29 (23.0)
Reasons for RA contraindications
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 83 (92.2) 32 (88.9) 115 (91.2)
Several emotional disturbances 73 (81.1) 27 (75.0) 100 (79.3)
Drug-related addiction 64 (71.1) 27 (75.0) 91 (72.2)
First semester of pregnancy 59 (65.6) 23 (63.9) 82 (65.1)
Treatment with bleomycin sulfate 41 (45.6) 17 (47.2) 58 (46.0)

* More than one alternative was allowed.

** One questionnaire considered missing was excluded from the analysis.

*** Significant difference between groups at the P < 0.05 level.

Daher et al.

Daher et al. BMC Oral Health 2012 12:21   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-21

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