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Oral care during pregnancy: attitudes of Brazilian public health professionals.
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PMID:  23202756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is little information about health professionals' behavior regarding oral health care during pregnancy. We evaluated attitudes of obstetricians/gynecologists, nurses, and dentists working at a public community service towards pregnant women's oral health. Health professionals responded to a self-applied questionnaire. Cluster analysis identified two clusters of respondents; Chi-square, Student's t test, and logistic regression were used to compare the two clusters in terms of the independent variables. Respondents were categorized into cluster 1 'less favorable' (n = 159) and cluster 2 'more favorable' (n = 124) attitudes. Professionals that had attended a residency or specialization program (OR = 2.08, 95% CI = 1.15-3.77, p = 0.016) and worked exclusively at the public service (OR = 2.15, 95% CI = 1.10-4.20, p = 0.025) presented more favorable attitudes. Obstetricians/gynecologists (OR = 0.22, 95% CI = 0.09-0.54, p = 0.001) and nurses (OR = 0.50, 95% CI = 0.29-0.86, p = 0.013) showed less favorable attitudes than dentists. Health care providers' attitudes regarding pregnant women's oral health were related to their occupation, qualification, and dedication to the public service.
Renata Toledo Alves; Rosangela Almeida Ribeiro; Luciane Rezende Costa; Claudio Rodrigues Leles; Maria do Carmo Matias Freire; Saul Martins Paiva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental research and public health     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1660-4601     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Environ Res Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2013-05-16     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101238455     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Res Public Health     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3454-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Estacio de Sa College, Avenida Presidente Joao Goulart, 600, Cruzeiro do Sul, Juiz de Fora, MG 30130-900, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Data Collection
Oral Hygiene*

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