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Information and participation preferences of dental patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15557406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dutch dentists have a moral and legal obligation to inform their patients and involve them in the decision-making process. It is unclear, though, to what extent patients prefer information and involvement in decision-making. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine levels of preference for information and participation in decision-making among emergency patients (n = 96) and regular patients (n = 245). It was hypothesized that female gender, higher education, younger age, and a monitoring coping style are positively associated with higher preferences for information and participation. The results demonstrated that emergency and regular patients have high preferences for information, but that their preferences for actual involvement are significantly lower. Only weak associations were found between the antecedent variables and patients' preferences. It is concluded that, in the study of the etiology of patients' preferences for information and participation, future research should incorporate factors such as dental anxiety and seriousness of the dental condition.
Authors:
B C Schouten; M A J Eijkman; J Hoogstraten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dental research     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0022-0345     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dent. Res.     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-23     Completed Date:  2005-01-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0354343     Medline TA:  J Dent Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  961-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Utrecht University, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Heidelberglaan 2, Postbox 80140, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands. b.c.schouten@fss.uu.nl
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Attitude to Health
Dental Anxiety / psychology
Dental Care*
Dental Service, Hospital
Dentist-Patient Relations
Educational Status
Emergency Service, Hospital
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic*
Patient Participation*
Patient Satisfaction*
Sex Factors

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