alexa Motivation in Periodontal Therapy: Assessment Using Novel Dental Treatment Motivation Scale (DTMS)

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Motivation in Periodontal Therapy: Assessment Using Novel Dental Treatment Motivation Scale (DTMS)

Purpose: To assess motivation in patients undergoing periodontal treatment by using the novel Dental Treatment Motivation Scale (DTMS). Materials and Methods: The study is a questionnaire study, consisting of 15 questions using a motivation scale to test what factors motivate the patient to undergo periodontal therapy. 212 patients attending the Department of Periodontics for periodontal therapy in the month of May, 2014 were evaluated through the questionnaire. Results: All patients showed high degree of motivation for undergoing treatment. Intrinsic motivation scored higher than extrinsic motivation. Conclusions: Motivation plays an important role in treatment seeking behavior. Dentists can play a vital role in motivating and counseling patients to undergo periodontal therapy. Nagarajan S, Reddy C, Chandra RV (2014) Motivation in Periodontal Therapy: Assessment Using Novel Dental Treatment Motivation Scale (DTMS). Dentistry 4:268. https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/motivation-in-periodontal-therapy-assessment-using-novel-dental-treatment-motivation-scale-dtms-2161-1122.1000268.php?aid=34457

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