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Barriers to adopting and implementing an oral health programme for managing early childhood caries through primary health care providers in Lima, Peru.

Pesaressi E, Villena RS, van der Sanden WJ, Mulder J, Frencken JE - BMC Oral Health (2014)

Bottom Line: The Likert-scale (1-4) was used.There was no statistical significant effect of 'SES' or of 'years of experience' of nurses on any of the 7 barrier factors, nor on the 11 single item barrier factors.The highest mean score (3.81) was obtained for the barrier factor 'importance of oral health', followed by 'perceived responsibility' (3.44).

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Affiliation: Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Universidad de San Martin de Porres; Dental School, Lima, Peru. rvillenas@usmp.pe.

ABSTRACT

Background: To identify barriers to participation in a primary oral health care programme aimed at preventing early childhood caries, as perceived by nurses.

Methods: Of a total of 140 randomly selected nurses employed in 40 government health centres in Lima, 123 completed a pre-tested questionnaire. Background variables were districts' 'socio-economic status' (SES) and 'years of experience'. Factor analysis was performed. ANOVA was applied for testing the influence of the background variables on the barrier factors. Chi-square test was applied to test for differences between single item barriers and the background variables. The Likert-scale (1-4) was used.

Results: There was no statistical significant effect of 'SES' or of 'years of experience' of nurses on any of the 7 barrier factors, nor on the 11 single item barrier factors. The highest mean score (3.81) was obtained for the barrier factor 'importance of oral health', followed by 'perceived responsibility' (3.44). The lowest mean score was (1.70) for 'knowledge on caries prevention'.

Conclusions: Nurses consider oral health very important and are willing to participate actively in programmes aimed at reducing Early Childhood Caries, provided that they will be trained well and that the director and dentists of the health centre give their consent.

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Translation protocol to adapt the English version to a Spanish Final Version (Q0 = Open-ended questionnaires; Qt = Closed-ended questionnaire for test; Qf = Final questionnaire draft construction).
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Figure 1: Translation protocol to adapt the English version to a Spanish Final Version (Q0 = Open-ended questionnaires; Qt = Closed-ended questionnaire for test; Qf = Final questionnaire draft construction).

Mentions: After final approval was reached, the questionnaire was sent to a professional translator and to a Spanish-speaking dentist whose native language was English. Both translations were evaluated by the Spanish-speaking authors, who adjusted statements when necessary. The Spanish questionnaire was then piloted among 30 nurses who had not participated in designing the final sample. This led to improvement in the wording of three questions. The final version (Additional file 1) was re-tested among 10 nurses and once approved, was translated back to English (Additional file 2) by one of the researchers (FigureĀ 1).


Barriers to adopting and implementing an oral health programme for managing early childhood caries through primary health care providers in Lima, Peru.

Pesaressi E, Villena RS, van der Sanden WJ, Mulder J, Frencken JE - BMC Oral Health (2014)

Translation protocol to adapt the English version to a Spanish Final Version (Q0 = Open-ended questionnaires; Qt = Closed-ended questionnaire for test; Qf = Final questionnaire draft construction).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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Figure 1: Translation protocol to adapt the English version to a Spanish Final Version (Q0 = Open-ended questionnaires; Qt = Closed-ended questionnaire for test; Qf = Final questionnaire draft construction).
Mentions: After final approval was reached, the questionnaire was sent to a professional translator and to a Spanish-speaking dentist whose native language was English. Both translations were evaluated by the Spanish-speaking authors, who adjusted statements when necessary. The Spanish questionnaire was then piloted among 30 nurses who had not participated in designing the final sample. This led to improvement in the wording of three questions. The final version (Additional file 1) was re-tested among 10 nurses and once approved, was translated back to English (Additional file 2) by one of the researchers (FigureĀ 1).

Bottom Line: The Likert-scale (1-4) was used.There was no statistical significant effect of 'SES' or of 'years of experience' of nurses on any of the 7 barrier factors, nor on the 11 single item barrier factors.The highest mean score (3.81) was obtained for the barrier factor 'importance of oral health', followed by 'perceived responsibility' (3.44).

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Universidad de San Martin de Porres; Dental School, Lima, Peru. rvillenas@usmp.pe.

ABSTRACT

Background: To identify barriers to participation in a primary oral health care programme aimed at preventing early childhood caries, as perceived by nurses.

Methods: Of a total of 140 randomly selected nurses employed in 40 government health centres in Lima, 123 completed a pre-tested questionnaire. Background variables were districts' 'socio-economic status' (SES) and 'years of experience'. Factor analysis was performed. ANOVA was applied for testing the influence of the background variables on the barrier factors. Chi-square test was applied to test for differences between single item barriers and the background variables. The Likert-scale (1-4) was used.

Results: There was no statistical significant effect of 'SES' or of 'years of experience' of nurses on any of the 7 barrier factors, nor on the 11 single item barrier factors. The highest mean score (3.81) was obtained for the barrier factor 'importance of oral health', followed by 'perceived responsibility' (3.44). The lowest mean score was (1.70) for 'knowledge on caries prevention'.

Conclusions: Nurses consider oral health very important and are willing to participate actively in programmes aimed at reducing Early Childhood Caries, provided that they will be trained well and that the director and dentists of the health centre give their consent.

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Related in: MedlinePlus