AWARENESS ON ANXIETY ASSOCIATED WITH FINGER PRICK METHOD AMONG DENTAL COLLEGE STUDENTS
Keywords:Anxiety, needle, dental college students, pricking
Anxiety is commonly defined as a variety of emotions such as nervousness, anticipation, expectations, worry accompanied with physiological arousal. Anxiety associated with finger prick method is an underrated disorder which needs more awareness in order to reduce its risks. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) uses finger prick method. So the main aim of this study is to assess the awareness of anxiety associated with finger prick methods among dental students.A self- administered questionnaire was designed based on awareness. The questionnaire was distributed through an online survey monkey link. The study population included 100 students in a dental college. The results were collected and analysed. Collected data were represented in the pie chart.From the results, when asked the study population about which emotion they experience when pricking themselves, 2.70% answered that they feel excited, 64.86% answered that they were nervous and 32.43% upright answered that they were anxious.Anxiety is a major disorder among the majority of the world population. From this survey, it was evident that the majority of the population were aware about the anxiety associated with finger prick methods among the dental college students. A more severe awareness must be spread among the people and anxiety prevailing individuals should seek help from professionals and work towards their betterment and well-being.