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Compliance with fluoride supplements provided by a dental hygienist in homes of low-income parents of preschool children in Quebec.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17436981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the compliance with fluoride supplements provided at home by a dental hygienist to mothers of at-risk preschool children. METHODS: Participants were recruited during pregnancy of low-income women. On the first visit, the mothers of 60 infants aged 6 to 9 months were handed free fluoride supplements. A questionnaire was administered at that time and after 6 and 12 months to assess compliance during the preceding week. RESULTS: At the beginning of the study, none of the mothers reported having given fluoride supplements, in comparison with 73 percent of mothers of 44 infants who received all three visits at the end of follow-up; 48 percent reported fluoride supplement use on a daily basis. CONCLUSIONS: Removal of financial and physical barriers and personal professional involvement are good strategies to achieve compliance with fluoride supplements. Further assessment regarding the possible application of this intervention to other professional or cultural contexts is warranted.
Fabien Gagnon; Pierre Catellier; Isabelle Arteau-Gauthier; Elisabeth Simard-Tremblay; Marianne Lepage-Saucier; Nina Paradis-Robert; Julie Michel; André Lavallière
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health dentistry     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0022-4006     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Dent     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-17     Completed Date:  2007-05-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014207     Medline TA:  J Public Health Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-3     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Community Health Sciences, 3001, 12e Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cariostatic Agents / administration & dosage*
Chi-Square Distribution
Child, Preschool
Dental Hygienists
Dietary Supplements / utilization*
Health Education, Dental
House Calls
Longitudinal Studies
Maternal-Child Health Centers
Patient Compliance*
Sodium Fluoride / administration & dosage*
Statistics, Nonparametric
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cariostatic Agents; 7681-49-4/Sodium Fluoride

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