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dc.contributor.authorGussy, MG
dc.contributor.authorWaters, E
dc.contributor.authorKilpatrick, NM
dc.date.available2014-05-21T19:25:21Z
dc.date.available2005-08-10
dc.date.available2005-08-10
dc.date.issued2006-08-12
dc.identifierpii: 4813877
dc.identifier.citationGussy, M. G., Waters, E. & Kilpatrick, N. M. (2006). A qualitative study exploring barriers to a model of shared care for pre-school children's oral health. BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, 201 (3), pp.165-170. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.4813849.
dc.identifier.issn0007-0610
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/26260
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To explore the oral health beliefs and practices of primary health care professionals which may act as barriers to the development of a model of shared care for the oral health of pre-school children. DESIGN: Qualitative focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews. SETTING: Four rural local government areas in Victoria, Australia, 2003. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: SUBJECTS: maternal and child health nurses, general medical practitioners, dental professionals and paediatricians working in the four local government areas. DATA COLLECTION: discipline specific focus groups and semi-structured interviews. DATA ANALYSIS: transcription, coding, clustering and thematic analysis. RESULTS: Several strong themes emerged from the data. All participants agreed that dental caries is a significant health issue for young children and their families. Beliefs about the aetiology of dental caries and its prevention were variable and often simplistic focusing predominantly on diet. Dental professionals did not believe that they had a primary role in the oral health of pre-school aged children but that others particularly maternal and child health nurses did. However other health care professionals were not confident in assuming this role. CONCLUSIONS: This study has identified important barriers and possible strategies for the development of an integrated and shared approach to preventing dental caries in pre-school aged children. Clear and consistent oral health information and agreed roles and responsibilities need to be developed.
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.subjectDentistry not elsewhere classified ; Health Promotion ; Health Policy Economic Outcomes; Dental Health
dc.titleA qualitative study exploring barriers to a model of shared care for pre-school children's oral health
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.bdj.4813849
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentDental Science
melbourne.source.titleBRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL
melbourne.source.volume201
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages165-170
dc.research.coderfcd320899
dc.research.coderfcd321216
dc.research.codeseo1998730308
dc.research.codeseo1998730214
melbourne.publicationid56277
melbourne.elementsid280069
melbourne.contributor.authorGUSSY, MARK
dc.identifier.eissn1476-5373
pubs.acceptance.date2005-08-10
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