hkr.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Knowledge and experiences of oral health among teacher students in Livingstone, Zambia: a questionnaire study
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
Kunskap och erfarenhet utav oral hälsa bland lärarstudenter i Livingstone, Zambia : en enkätstudie (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to investigate the experience of dental care and oral hygiene, and the knowledge about gingivitis, periodontitis and dental caries among teacher students, in Livingstone, Zambia. Another aim was to investigate whether oral health was included in the curriculum. The study was carried out among teacher students at David Livingstone College of Education. The questionnaire consisted of 32 questions. 150 questionnaires were handed out, an external reduction appeared of 15 questionnaires and altogether 135 students participated in the study. The results showed that 74 of the students had never received dental care, while 59 had received dental care. The main reason why they had been seeking dental care was toothache. Toothbrush and toothpaste were the most common agents used for cleaning teeth. The overall knowledge about oral diseases was good. Most of the teacher students had received information about oral health in previous schools. The teacher students were positive to inform about oral health when they start practicing as teachers but they requested more information and knowledge to be familiar with the topic.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka erfarenheten av tandvård och oral hygien samt kunskap om gingivit, parodontit och karies bland lärarstudenter i Livingstone, Zambia. Ett annat syfte var att undersöka om oral hälsa var en del utav läroplanen. Studien utfördes bland lärarstudenter vid David Livingstone College of Education. Enkäten bestod av 32 frågor. 150 enkäter delades ut, ett externt bortfall på 15 enkäter förekom och sammanlagt deltog 135 lärarstudenter i studien. Resultaten visade att 74 av lärarstudenterna aldrig hade fått tandvård medan 59 hade fått tandvård. Det huvudsakliga skälet till att de hade uppsökt tandvård var tandvärk. Tandborste och tandkräm var de vanligaste hjälpmedlen vid tandrengöring. Kunskapen om orala sjukdomar var i det stora hela god. De flesta lärarstudenterna hade fått information om oral hälsa i tidigare skolor. Lärarstudenterna var positivt inställda till att informera om oral hälsa när de börjar praktisera som lärare, men de efterfrågade mer information och kunskap om ämnet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
Africa, Zambia, oral health, knowledge, experience
Keywords [sv]
Afrika, Zambia, oral hälsa, kunskap, erfarenhet
National Category
Dentistry Dentistry
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-7361OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-7361DiVA, id: diva2:369076
Presentation
2010-09-20, 08:30 (Swedish)
Uppsok
Medicine
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2010-11-22 Created: 2010-11-01 Last updated: 2010-11-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(436 kB)490 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 436 kBChecksum SHA-512
e519c8277c7ff3aef19268ec31b72a8bb5c1253c15ea496c5a4ae8c1c8e2bd11a10238f0891c9ca148e3f57bfdc242898aaec7c2de28ca84f95b98dcfc327b9e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Health and Society
DentistryDentistry

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 490 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 391 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf