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Do Dentists who are Artists have Less Stress, Anxiety and Depression than those who are not? | OMICS International | Abstract
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Research Article

Do Dentists who are Artists have Less Stress, Anxiety and Depression than those who are not?

Nina Rahshenas1 DDS, Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi2* DDS, Mohammad Sadegh Nazari3, Kaveh Nasiri4 DDS, Omid Haj Aghaie4 DDS, Ali Nazari Nezhad3, Shahriar Shahidi5 DMD

1Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Islamic Azad University, Dental Branch, Tehran, Iran

2Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3Azad University of Dentistry, Tehran, Iran

4Dentist, Tehran, Iran

5Department of Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University of medical Sciences Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author:
Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi
E-mail: [email protected]

Abstract

Objectives: The effect of art painting in reducing stress, anxiety and depression in dentists was sought in this study.

Method: Initially the list of artists who were also dentists was obtained from art societies; the names of those with artistic activity were found. We examined 80 dentists (two groups: case and controls, 40 each) from the viewpoint of stress, depression and anxiety. We visited these dentists, collected data relevant to their artistic activity and some demographic data including: age, gender, marital status, engagement in a field of specialty, existence of a stressed and depressed person in the family or history of a tragic event (divorce, death of a family member) in life. Then, a sample was taken from the non-artist group. These two groups were examined using a DASS-42 questionnaire and then the data was statistically assessed by the Mann-Whitney U -test and Chi-Square test.

Results: There was a significant difference between the two groups of dentists. Among dentists who had artistic activity (painting), 32 persons (80%) had no stress, 40 (100%) had no depression and 40 (100%) had no anxiety. However, among dentists who did not have artistic activity (painting), 7 (17.5%) had no stress, 10 (25%) had no depression and 17 (42.5%) had no anxiety.

Conclusions: Disregarding confounding variables, in this study dentist who did not have artistic activity, had more stress, anxiety and depression than dentists who engage in artistic activity (painting).

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