Paper Status Tracking

Article
Author(s)

Maria Dubielecka, Ewa Rusyan, Aneta Zduniak, Agnieszka Mielczarek, Anna Ratajska, & Magdalena Lewandowska

Affiliation(s)

Medical University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to assess patients’ perceptions regarding dental caries prophylaxis. Methods: The study sample comprised 170 male and female subjects (F = 96, M = 74) aged between 18 and 65 years randomly selected from urban (the U group, n = 110) and rural (the R group, n = 60) areas. The study examined patients’ beliefs regarding follow-up dental visits and professional dental prophylaxis (PDP). Results: The survey revealed that over 60% of the respondents from both rural and urban areas believed that the dental practitioner should decide whether performing an in-office PDP is necessary. There were significant differences between the rural (R) and urban (U) study samples in how the respondents valued dental check-ups. The subjects from the R group declared that one dental visit per year should be performed, unlike the U group subjects who postulated less frequent dental visits. There were no significant differences between the study groups regarding payment decisions for PDP.

KEYWORDS

attitude to health, patient acceptance of health care, dental survey

Cite this paper

Maria Dubielecka, Ewa Rusyan, Aneta Zduniak, Agnieszka Mielczarek, Anna Ratajska, & Magdalena Lewandowska. (2017). Patients’ Beliefs Regarding Dental Health Promotion. Psychology Research, 7(1), 65-71.

References

Bhagavatula, P., Xiang, Q., Szabo, A., Eichmiller, F., Kuthy, R., & Okunsen, Ch. (2012). Rural-urban differences in dental service use among children enrolled in a private dental insurance plan in Wisconsin: Analysis of administrative data. BMC Oral Health, 12, 58-65.

Borysewicz-Lewicka, M., & Wochna-Sobańska, M. (2007). Dental health-promoting behavior of “A month of totally healthy smile” program. Czas. Stomatol. LX, 6, 377-383.

Brennan, D. S., & Spencer, A. J. (2005). The role of dentist, practice and patient factors in the provision of dental service. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol., 33, 181-195.

Brennan, D. S., Spencer, A. J., & Slade, G. D. (1996). Provision of public dental service in urban, rural and remote locations. Community Dent Health, 13(3), 157-162.

Chapple, H., Shah, S., Caress, A. L., & Kay, E. L. (2003). Exploring dental patients preferred role in treatment decision-making—A novel approach. British Dental Journal, 194, 321-327.

Crocombe, L., Stewart, J., Brennan, D., Slade, G., & Spencer, A. (2012). Is poor access to dental care why people outside capital cities have poor oral health? Aust. Dent J., 57, 477-485.

Curtis, B., Warren, E., Pollicino, C., Evans, R. W., Schwarz, E., & Sbaraini, A. (2011). The Monitor Practice Program: Is non-invasive management of dental caries in private practice cost-effective? Australian Dent J., 56, 48-55.

Eijkman, M. A. J., & Visser, A. Ph. (2001). Dental health education: From education to informed decision making. PEC, 42, 101-104.

Evans, R. W., Pakdaman, A., Dennison, P. J., Howe, E. L. C. (2008). The Caries Management System: An evidence-based preventive strategy for dental practitioners: Application for adults. Australian Dent J., 53, 83-92.

Freeman, R. (1999). A psychodynamic understanding of the dentist-patient relationship. Br. Dent J., 186(10), 503-506.

Hill, K., Chadwick, B., Freeman, R., & O’Sullivan, M. J. (2013). Adult Dental Health Survey (2009): Relationships between dental attendance patterns, oral health behavior and the current barriers to dental care. BDJ, 214(1), 25-32.

Hugoson, A., Koch, G., Gőthberg, C., Helkimo, A. N., Lundin, S. A., & Norderyd, O. (2005). Oral health of individuals aged 3-80 years in Jönköping, Sweden during 30 years (1973-2003). Review of findings on dental habits and knowledge of oral health. Swed. Dent J., 29(4), 125-138.

Jodkowska, E., Wierzbicka, M., & Szatko, F. (2010). Results of nationwide epidemiological surveys of oral health and treatment needs in children ages 6 and 12 and adults ages 35-44 in Poland (ISBN 978-83-7637-188-7).

Jones, C., Macfarlane, T., Milsom, K., Ratcliffe, P., Wyllie, A., & Tickle, M. (2013). Patient perceptions regarding benefits of single visit scale and polish: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Oral Health, 13, 50.

Kiesler, D. J., & Auerbach, S. M. (2006). Optimal matches of patient preferences for information, decision-making and interpersonal behavior: Evidence, models and interventions. PEC, 61, 319-341.

Ostberg, A. L., Ericsson, J. S., Wennström, J. L., & Abrahamsson, K. H. (2010). Socio-economic and lifestyle in relation to priority of dental care in a Swedish adolescent population. Swed. Dent J., 34(2), 87-94.

Schouten, B. C., Hoogstraten, J., & Eijkman, M. A. J. (2002). Dutch dental patients on informed consent: Knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy and behavior. PEC, 46, 47-54.

Schouten, B. C., Hoogstraten, J., & Eijkman, M. A. J. (2003). Patient participation during dental consultations: The influence of patients’ characteristics and dentists’ behavior. Community Dent. Oral Epidemiol, 31, 368-377.

Skillman, S. M., Doesher, M. P., Mouradian, W. E., & Brunson, D. K. (2010). The challenge to delivering oral health services in rural America. J. Public Health Dent, 70 Suppll, 49-57.

Woods, C. D. (2007). A difficult patient: A psychodynamic perspective. CDA J., 35(3), 186-191.

About | Terms & Conditions | Issue | Privacy | Contact us
Coryright © 2015 David Publishing Company All rights reserved, 616 Corporate Way, Suite 2-4876, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Tel: 1-323-984-7526, 323-410-1082; Fax: 1-323-984-7374, 323-908-0457 , www.davidpublisher.com, Email: order@davidpublishing.com