KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND BEHAVIORS OF PATIENTS REGARDING INTERDENTAL DEPLAQUING DEVICES: A MIXED METHODS STUDY Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Smith, Avie
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Division of Allied Dental Education, Dental Hygiene Master's Program
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  • This mixed-methods study assessed patients’ oral health literacy, motivation, and barriers regarding interdental deplaquing. Participants (n=49) from a study comparing Glide® Pro-Health Floss Original (F) and GUM® Curved Soft-Picks® Advance (SP) completed daily diaries and questionnaires discussing motivation, tiredness, confidence and satisfaction for their deplaquing method. Results were analyzed by Mantel-haenszel chi-square tests. Nineteen of 49 participants attended focus groups (F and SP) about oral health behaviors, literacy, motivators and barriers regarding interdental deplaquing. Discussions were digitally recorded, transcribed, and analyzed in ATLAS.ti 7.5.15. F users reported statistically significant higher agreement about ability to remove food/debris (p=.01), cleaning thoroughly (p=.02), and clean feeling of the mouth (p=.01). SP users reported higher ease/efficiency of use (p=.01), convenience (p=.003), easy to hold (p=.0001), and easy use away from home (p=.008). Daily diaries revealed higher motivation/ ease of use (SP). Barriers to interdental deplaquing (e.g. low literacy) may hinder patients’ motivation to comply.
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  • Moretti, Antonio
  • Brame, Jennifer
  • Wilder, Rebecca S.
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  • Master of Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2018
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