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Attitudes and communicative factors related to oral health and periodontal treatment

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Title: Attitudes and communicative factors related to oral health and periodontal treatment
Authors: Stenman, Jane
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Odontology. Department of Periodontology
Parts of work: I. Stenman J, Hallberg U, Wennström JL & Abrahamsson KH (2009). Patients’ attitudes towards oral health and experiences of periodontal treatment: A qualitative interview study. Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry 7, 393-401.

II. Abrahamsson KH, Stenman J, Öhrn K & Hakeberg M (2007). Attitudes to dental hygienists: evaluation of the Dental Hygienist Beliefs Survey in a Swedish population of patients and students. International Journal of Dental Hygiene 5, 95-102.

III. Stenman J, Wennström JL & Abrahamsson KH (2010). Dental hygienists’ views on communicative factors and interpersonal processes in prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. International Journal of Dental Hygiene 8, 213-218.

IV. Stenman J, Lundgren J, Wennström JL, Ericsson JS & Abrahamsson KH (2012). A single session of motivational interviewing as an additive means to improve adherence in periodontal infection control: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Periodontology;

Date of Defence: 2012-09-21
Disputation: Föreläsningssal 3, institutionen för odontologi, Medicinaregatan 12 E, Göteborg fredagen den 21 september 2012, kl. 9.00
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Odontology)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: chronic periodontitis
dental hygienist
dental hygienist beliefs survey
dental hygienist-patient relationship
dental anxiety
grounded theory
motivational interview
oral health
oral hygiene behaviour
periodontal infection control
Abstract: The most important factor in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease is the individual’s standard of daily self-performed oral hygiene. Consequently, a major task in periodontal treatment is to motivate the patient to efficient oral hygiene behaviour. Attitudes towards oral health issues, communicative factors and interpersonal relationships are suggested as important factors in this respect. The overall aim of this thesis was to study the significance of such factors in the preventi... more
ISBN: 978-628-8512-0
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