Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124066
Title:
Dental patients' use of the Internet.
Authors:
Ní Ríordáin, R; McCreary, C
Affiliation:
Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. richeal.nirordain@ucc.ie
Citation:
Dental patients' use of the Internet. 2009, 207 (12):583-6; 575 Br Dent J
Journal:
British dental journal
Issue Date:
19-Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124066
DOI:
10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.1137
PubMed ID:
20019727
Abstract:
To determine the use of the Internet by patients attending a range of dental clinics to search for information regarding dental procedures, and also to investigate their interest in online dental consultations and 'dental tourism'.; A questionnaire was designed and randomly distributed to 520 patients attending the restorative dentistry, dental surgery and oral medicine clinics of Cork University Dental School and Hospital.; Of the 520 questionnaires distributed, 500 were completed leading to a response rate of 96.2%. The majority of patients were familiar with using the Internet on a daily basis, with only 163 (32.6%) patients not using the Internet in their everyday lives. One hundred and seventy-seven (34.5%) patients either researched their presenting dental/oral condition or had a family or friend research their condition on their behalf. One hundred and eighty-five (37%) patients would consult with a dental practitioner online regarding an oral problem and a similar number (n=186) of patients surveyed would consider using the Internet to plan trips abroad for dental treatment.; Practitioner-led direction for patients regarding quality information sources online is important. With the increased interest in travelling abroad for dental treatment, guidance for patients and practitioners regarding the legal and ethical issues pertaining to dental tourism is critical.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Attitude to Health; Consumer Health Information; Dental Care; Dental Clinics; Dental Restoration, Permanent; Educational Status; Female; Humans; Internet; Male; Medical Tourism; Middle Aged; Online Systems; Oral Surgical Procedures; Patient Education as Topic; Questionnaires; Young Adult
ISSN:
1476-5373

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNí Ríordáin, Ren
dc.contributor.authorMcCreary, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-09T15:45:50Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-09T15:45:50Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-19-
dc.identifier.citationDental patients' use of the Internet. 2009, 207 (12):583-6; 575 Br Dent Jen
dc.identifier.issn1476-5373-
dc.identifier.pmid20019727-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.1137-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124066-
dc.description.abstractTo determine the use of the Internet by patients attending a range of dental clinics to search for information regarding dental procedures, and also to investigate their interest in online dental consultations and 'dental tourism'.-
dc.description.abstractA questionnaire was designed and randomly distributed to 520 patients attending the restorative dentistry, dental surgery and oral medicine clinics of Cork University Dental School and Hospital.-
dc.description.abstractOf the 520 questionnaires distributed, 500 were completed leading to a response rate of 96.2%. The majority of patients were familiar with using the Internet on a daily basis, with only 163 (32.6%) patients not using the Internet in their everyday lives. One hundred and seventy-seven (34.5%) patients either researched their presenting dental/oral condition or had a family or friend research their condition on their behalf. One hundred and eighty-five (37%) patients would consult with a dental practitioner online regarding an oral problem and a similar number (n=186) of patients surveyed would consider using the Internet to plan trips abroad for dental treatment.-
dc.description.abstractPractitioner-led direction for patients regarding quality information sources online is important. With the increased interest in travelling abroad for dental treatment, guidance for patients and practitioners regarding the legal and ethical issues pertaining to dental tourism is critical.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Health-
dc.subject.meshConsumer Health Information-
dc.subject.meshDental Care-
dc.subject.meshDental Clinics-
dc.subject.meshDental Restoration, Permanent-
dc.subject.meshEducational Status-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInternet-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMedical Tourism-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshOnline Systems-
dc.subject.meshOral Surgical Procedures-
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topic-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshYoung Adult-
dc.titleDental patients' use of the Internet.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. richeal.nirordain@ucc.ieen
dc.identifier.journalBritish dental journalen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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