Access to dental care-parents' and caregivers' views on dental treatment services for people with disabilities.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/123947
Title:
Access to dental care-parents' and caregivers' views on dental treatment services for people with disabilities.
Authors:
Prabhu, Neeta T; Nunn, June H; Evans, D J; Girdler, N M
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia. neetaprabhu@hotmail.com
Citation:
Access to dental care-parents' and caregivers' views on dental treatment services for people with disabilities., 30 (2):35-45 Spec Care Dentist
Journal:
Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
Issue Date:
Mar-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/123947
DOI:
10.1111/j.1754-4505.2009.00127.x
PubMed ID:
20415799
Abstract:
The goal of this study was to elicit the views of patients or parents/caregivers of patients with disabilities regarding access to dental care. A questionnaire was generated both from interviews with patients/parents/caregivers already treated under sedation or general anesthesia as well as by use of the Delphi technique with other stakeholders. One hundred thirteen patients from across six community dental clinics and one dental hospital were included. Approximately, 38% of the subjects used a general dental practitioner and 35% used the community dental service for their dental care, with only 27% using the hospital dental services. Overall waiting time for an appointment at the secondary care setting was longer than for the primary care clinics. There was a high rate of parent/caregiver satisfaction with dental services and only five patients reported any difficulty with travel and access to clinics. This study highlights the need for a greater investment in education and training to improve skills in the primary dental care sector.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Appointments and Schedules; Attitude to Health; Caregivers; Child; Child, Preschool; Community Dentistry; Cooperative Behavior; Dental Care for Disabled; Dental Clinics; Dental Service, Hospital; Disabled Persons; Female; General Practice, Dental; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Interviews as Topic; Male; Middle Aged; Motor Skills; Oral Hygiene; Parents; Personal Satisfaction; Primary Health Care; Questionnaires; Time Factors; Young Adult
ISSN:
1754-4505

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPrabhu, Neeta Ten
dc.contributor.authorNunn, June Hen
dc.contributor.authorEvans, D Jen
dc.contributor.authorGirdler, N Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-08T16:07:25Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-08T16:07:25Z-
dc.date.issued2010-03-
dc.identifier.citationAccess to dental care-parents' and caregivers' views on dental treatment services for people with disabilities., 30 (2):35-45 Spec Care Dentisten
dc.identifier.issn1754-4505-
dc.identifier.pmid20415799-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1754-4505.2009.00127.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/123947-
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this study was to elicit the views of patients or parents/caregivers of patients with disabilities regarding access to dental care. A questionnaire was generated both from interviews with patients/parents/caregivers already treated under sedation or general anesthesia as well as by use of the Delphi technique with other stakeholders. One hundred thirteen patients from across six community dental clinics and one dental hospital were included. Approximately, 38% of the subjects used a general dental practitioner and 35% used the community dental service for their dental care, with only 27% using the hospital dental services. Overall waiting time for an appointment at the secondary care setting was longer than for the primary care clinics. There was a high rate of parent/caregiver satisfaction with dental services and only five patients reported any difficulty with travel and access to clinics. This study highlights the need for a greater investment in education and training to improve skills in the primary dental care sector.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAppointments and Schedules-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshCaregivers-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshCommunity Dentistry-
dc.subject.meshCooperative Behavior-
dc.subject.meshDental Care for Disabled-
dc.subject.meshDental Clinics-
dc.subject.meshDental Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshDisabled Persons-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGeneral Practice, Dental-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibility-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topic-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshMotor Skills-
dc.subject.meshOral Hygiene-
dc.subject.meshParents-
dc.subject.meshPersonal Satisfaction-
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Care-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleAccess to dental care-parents' and caregivers' views on dental treatment services for people with disabilities.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Pediatric Dentistry, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia. neetaprabhu@hotmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalSpecial care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistryen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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