Exploring Claustrophobia in Dental Students' Perspective: A Survey Analysis

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.SE.24.01.Art007

Authors : Vishnu Priya Veeraraghavan, Ashwin Jaikumar Ram, Keerthi Sasanka, Vaishnavi Rajaraman, Selvaraj Jayaraman


Claustrophobia is a form of anxiety that is caused due to the fear of closed spaces. The person will be psychologically affected because of it. Claustrophobia can be analyzed with the help of Agoraphobia. Agoraphobia means getting fear of what would happen to them in public places. Claustrophobia will cause severe breathing difficulties as well. The treatment for the claustrophobia was given according to analyzing the patients and by referring to many previous studies. The aim of this study is to know the effects of claustrophobia and its perspective among the students. A survey has been created through Google forms and it has been circulated through social networking and the results obtained through the responses from the survey obtained from the students were put in the form of the pie chart. From the results obtained, we would come to know that 41.5% of students have mentioned that it does not affect their studies and a majority of the students have told that by having good ventilation they could get rid of claustrophobia. We would like to conclude that the majority of the students are aware of claustrophobia and it does not affect your studies.


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