Knowledge, opinions and practice behaviors of North Carolina endocrinologists’ and internists’ regarding periodontal disease and diabetes Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Owens, Jonathan Blaine
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Division of Allied Dental Education, Dental Hygiene Master's Program
  • This study was to determine the knowledge and practice behaviors of endocrinologists and internists who treat patients with diabetes. A 35-item questionnaire was mailed to 115 endocrinologists/1,000 internists in NC. Questions were open and closed ended and Likert-scaled. Descriptive statistics and bivariate analysis were utilized. The response rate was 34% (N=378). Endocrinologists' and internists' knowledge about PD was high. The majority agree that physicians should be taught about PD (88%) and should be trained to screen for PD (78%). Eighty-nine percent agreed that physicians need to collaborate with dental professionals. NC endocrinologists and internists have some knowledge and think there is a link between PD and DM. The majority do not know the studies that link PD and DM. They agree collaboration with dental professionals is important. Interprofessional education and collaboration between medical and dental professionals is needed to prepare for the future increase in patient and treatment needs.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education in the Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry."
  • Wilder, Rebecca S.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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