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Psychosocial, behavioural and oral health indicators--review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17385403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The paper provides a literature review focused on the current methodological approach to psychosocial and behavioural factors (socioeconomic and demographic status, education level, health-related attitudes, risk behaviour, stress, oral health and quality of life) and oral-health indicators (DMFT--Decayed, Missing and Filled teeth; CPI--Community Periodontal Index, proportion of edentulous subjects, proportion of subjects in need for dental treatment and SiC Index--Significant Caries Index). The selected factors are recognized as additional factors associated with oral health and a detailed investigation thereof represents a novel approach to the prevention of dental caries and periodontal diseases. The paper also specifies the type of research that is needed in this branch of the preventive dentistry.
E Lencová; Z Broukal; J Dusková
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prague medical report     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1214-6994     ISO Abbreviation:  Prague Med Rep     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-27     Completed Date:  2007-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101227436     Medline TA:  Prague Med Rep     Country:  Czech Republic    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Dental Research, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, General Teaching Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
DMF Index
Health Behavior*
Oral Health*
Oral Hygiene
Oral Hygiene Index
Periodontal Index
Socioeconomic Factors

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