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Van den Branden, Sigrid; Van den Broucke, Stephan; Leroy, Roos; Declerck, Dominique; Hoppenbrouwers, Karel – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: This study aimed to test the predictive validity of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) when applied to the oral health-related behaviours of parents towards their preschool children in a cross-sectional and prospective design over a 5-year interval. Methods: Data for this study were obtained from parents of 1,057 children born…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Prediction, Parents, Health Behavior
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Cameron, Cheryl A.; Beemsterboer, Phyllis L.; Johnson, Lynn A.; Mislevy, Robert J.; Steinberg, Linda S.; Breyer, F. Jay – Journal of Dental Education, 2000
As part of the development of a scoring algorithm for a simulation-based dental hygiene initial licensure examination, this effort conducted a task analysis of the dental hygiene domain. Broad classes of behaviors that distinguish along the dental hygiene expert-novice continuum were identified and applied to the design of nine paper-based cases…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Competency Based Education, Dental Hygienists
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Olmsted, Jodi L. – Journal of Dental Education, 2002
Examined over the course of five years whether learners who receive face-to-face instruction in a dental hygiene program performed statistically better on established benchmark assessments than learners at a distance. Found no significant differences. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Dental Hygienists, Dental Schools
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Downey, Mary C.; Collins, Marie A.; Browning, William D. – Journal of Dental Education, 2002
Examined the predictive reliability of incoming grade point average (GPA), incoming math/science GPA, and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores in predicting success in dental hygiene education. Found that GPA was the most significant predictor of success. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Allied Health Occupations Education, Dental Hygienists, Dentistry
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McMillan, Wendy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
Most new students experience school to university transition as challenging. Students from backgrounds with little or no experience of higher education are most vulnerable in this transition, and most at risk of academic failure. Emotion appears implicated in the differential way in which first-generation students and students with family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Psychological Patterns, Medical Students
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Hay, David B.; Tan, Po Li; Whaites, Eric – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2010
The aim of this study is to argue for alternative assessment methods (i.e. concept map) considering the changes in demography in higher education. In the case of school of dentistry, for example, there is an urgent call for a catalyst for new assessment methods in dental education in view of the drive to comprehensively assess professional…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Alternative Assessment, Adult Education, Adult Learning
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Yoo, Joan; Slack, Kristen S.; Holl, Jane L. – Health & Social Work, 2010
This study's objective was to examine whether five child health-promoting behaviors by caregivers would be associated with caregivers' assessments of their children's health as "excellent," controlling for an array of risk factors for adverse health outcomes. The study used the third and fourth waves of the Illinois Families Study-Child…
Descriptors: Low Income, Safety, Dental Health, Parenting Styles
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Weddle, Amaya Becvar; Hollan, James D. – Mind, Culture, and Activity, 2010
From vocational education to neurosurgery residencies, apprenticeship training is characteristic of how people are acculturated to a profession. One of the primary goals of professional education is to develop skillful performance. Expert skill includes an integrated set of perceptual and motor abilities. During practical teaching, instructors…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Dental Health, Ethnography, Dentistry
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Lotan, M.; Moe-Nilssen, R.; Ljunggren, A. E.; Strand, L. I. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2010
The 18 items' Non-Communicating Adult Pain Checklist (NCAPC) has been developed from the 27 items Non-Communicating Children Pain Checklist to better capture pain behavior of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). As part of the NCAPC's measurement properties, internal consistency, reliability and sensitivity to pain have…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Severity (of Disability)
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Chadwick, Darren; Chapman, Melanie; Davies, Gill – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background/Purpose: Accessing oral health care can be more difficult for adults with intellectual disabilities with reports of poorer levels of oral health. This investigation identifies factors influencing engagement in day-to-day oral and dental health care for adults with intellectual disabilities. Method: A survey, containing questions about…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Dental Health, Intellectual Disability, Adults
Chang, Chien-Huey Sophie; Shih, Yeng-Hung – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 2004
This study investigated the dental health knowledge and oral hygiene practices of 95 students with visual impairments and 286 sighted students in Taiwan. It found that the students with visual impairments were less knowledgeable about dental health and less frequently completed oral hygiene practices than did the sighted students.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Health Behavior, Dental Health
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Baldwin, Alphonso; Agho, Augustine O. – Journal of Allied Health, 2003
A survey of 1,809 students found that information influencing their decision to enroll in allied health programs came from a variety of sources. Practicing health professionals were the most influential. Only physical therapy and dental hygiene students identified high school counselors as an important source. (Contains 20 references.) (JOW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Influences
Rosenbaum, James E.; Stephan, Jennifer L.; Rosenbaum, Janet E. – American Educator, 2010
The vast majority of high school students plan to attend college--and believe that a bachelor's degree all but guarantees them a high-paying job. What many of them don't know is that those who are not well prepared are not likely to graduate. They also don't realize that plenty of career-focused certificates and associate's degrees lead to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Educational Objectives, Education Work Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bader, James D. – Journal of Dental Education, 1991
Current conditions in dental hygiene influencing professional education are discussed. Workplace/practice issues include dental hygiene care as a component of dental practice, content, effects, and quality of care, hygienist supply and demand, and job satisfaction. Professional issues include the knowledge base, definitions of practice, and…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Dental Hygienists, Dental Schools, Higher Education
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Ley, Eugene; And Others – Journal of Dental Education, 1984
Administrative decisions about the future of dental hygiene programs are often based on inadequate information about employment trends and about the importance of the dental hygienist in dental practices. Studies indicate that demand for dental hygiene services will remain high in the 1980s. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Demand Occupations, Dental Health, Dental Hygienists
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