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Oral hygiene experience, knowledge of oral health and oral diseases and attitudes about oral health care: A questionnaire study among students of nursing in Zambia
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Munhygienvanor, kunskaper om oral hälsa och orala sjukdomar samt attityder angående munhälsovård : En enkätstudie bland sjuksköterskestuderande i Zambia. (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to investigate oral hygiene experience, knowledge of oral health and oral diseases and attitudes about oral health care among students of nursing at the School of Nursing in Livingstone, Zambia. The respondents were women and men in the ages between 20 and 43. A questionnaire consisting of 29 questions was handed out to 119 students. The results showed that the majority of the students brushed their teeth every day. Visits to dental clinics, however, were few. The most common reason for dental visits was pain. Most of the respondents knew about one or more HIV-related oral diseases, and the most common answer was oral candidosis. The overall knowledge of HIV/AIDS-related oral lesions was very high, and the majority of the respondents were interested to receive more information about the subject. The respondents had good knowledge in oral health and oral diseases, and the majority had a positive attitude concerning oral health care providers. The majority also considered collaboration between dental care and regular health care as essential. Although the knowledge about oral health was good, the result showed infrequent dental visits among the respondents.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka sjuksköterskestudenters munhygienvanor, deras kunskaper om oral hälsa och orala sjukdomar samt attityder till munhälsovård. Ett frågeformulär med 29 frågor delades ut till 119 andra- och tredje års studenter på sjuksköterskeskolan i Livingstone, Zambia. Respondenterna var både kvinnor och män mellan 20 och 43 år. Resultatet visade att flertalet studenter borstade sina tänder dagligen. Däremot var det ovanligt med täta tandvårdsbesök och den vanligaste orsaken till besök var smärta. Majoriteten av studenterna hade goda kunskaper om HIV-relaterade orala lesioner och det vanligaste svaret de uppgav var oral candida. De generella kunskaperna om HIV/AIDS- relaterade orala lesioner var väldigt goda och majoriteten av respondenterna var intresserade av mer information i ämnet. Generellt hade respondenterna goda kunskaper om oral hälsa, orala sjukdomar och majoriteten hade en positiv attityd till munhälsovård. Flertalet ansåg att ett samarbete mellan tand- och sjukvård var betydelsefullt. Trots den höga kunskapsnivån om oral hälsa visar resultatet att respondenterna inte besöker tandvården regelbundet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
Oral health, knowledge, attitudes, caregivers, HIV/AIDS
Keyword [sv]
Oral hälsa, kunskaper, attityder, vårdgivare, HIV/AIDS
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Dentistry Dentistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-7367OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-7367DiVA: diva2:360698
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Available from: 2010-11-22 Created: 2010-11-04 Last updated: 2010-11-22Bibliographically approved

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