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Table 2 Interpretation of MDAS Scores (Humphris et al. 1995)

From: Influence of parental anxiety on children’s behaviour during their visits to dental clinic: a short clinical study

Not anxious = 1, slightly anxious = 2, fairly anxious = 3, very anxious = 4, extremely anxious = 5
0–5 (not anxious)
6–10 (low anxiety)
11–14 (moderate anxiety)
15–18 (high anxiety)
19–25 (extreme anxiety/phobic)