The effects of standardized patient training on dental hygiene students confidence in delivering tobacco cessation counseling Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
  • Adkins, Judy Robbyne
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Division of Allied Dental Education, Dental Hygiene Master's Program
  • The purpose of this study was to determine if the confidence of dental hygienists in providing Tobacco Cessation Counseling can be increased by incorporating Standardized Patient (SP) training into the dental hygiene Tobacco Cessation Counseling (TCC) curriculum. Dental hygienists report lack of confidence in initiating Tobacco Cessation Counseling with their patients who smoke. A two-parallel group randomized design was used to compare the self-reported confidence of students (N = 27) attending a TCC lecture followed by Standardized Patient (SP) training to the confidence of students attending the same TCC lecture without SP training. There was no statistically significant difference in post-test Knowledge between the groups (p=.08). However, there was a statistically significant difference (p=.02) in mean self-reported Confidence between the Test (X= 34.57, SD 22.93) and Control (X=14.19, SD 14.51) groups. These results may translate into DHs being more willing and able to provide TCC to their patients.
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  • Curran, Alice E.
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