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Freeman, Ruth; Gibson, Barry; Humphris, Gerry; Leonard, Helen; Yuan, Siyang; Whelton, Helen – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: To use a model of health learning to examine the role of health-learning capacity and the effect of a school-based oral health education intervention (Winning Smiles) on the health outcome, child oral health-related quality of life (COHRQoL). Setting: Primary schools, high social deprivation, Ireland/Northern Ireland. Design: Cluster…
Descriptors: Health Education, Role, Intervention, Dental Health
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Beaton, Laura; Freeman, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: To use the Theory of Diffusion of Innovations as a framework to explore the qualitative data gleaned from a process evaluation of the Smile4life intervention across Scottish National Health Service (NHS) Boards and to inform future oral health promotion and homelessness. Design: A qualitative exploration. Setting: In 2012, the…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Homeless People, Health Promotion, Program Implementation
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Tripathee, Sheela; Akbar, Tahira; Richards, Derek; Themessl-Huber, Markus; Freeman, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objectives: To review the evidence of a relationship between sugar-containing methadone and dental caries. Data sources: A systematic search of Cochrane Library, PubMed, PsychINFO, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Current Controlled Trials, WHO, OHRN, SIGLE and ERIC databases was conducted from January 1978 up to June 2010. Study selection: Articles were assessed…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, At Risk Persons
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Coles, Emma; Watt, Celia; Freeman, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: To use a qualitative exploration to evaluate whether "Something to Smile About" (STSA), an oral health intervention, had increased the oral health capacity of staff working with homeless people. Setting: A National Health Service board area in Scotland. Method: A purposive sample of 14 staff members from STSA-participating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Dental Health, Intervention
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Yuan, Si-Yang; Freeman, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2011
Objective: To examine if social support in the guise of a culturally sensitive, community-based oral health intervention could promote mother-infant bonding in socially-isolated immigrant mothers. Design: A quasi-experimental design. Participants: A convenience sample of 36 Chinese immigrant mothers with 8-week-old infants was divided into…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Intervention, Health Education
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Smith, Patricia Anne; Freeman, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: To investigate the views and experiences of parents whose children have rampant tooth decay. Methods: In-depth, semi-structured interviews were carried out with 19 parents of varied age and social background whose children had been referred to Dundee Dental Hospital for assessment for dental extractions. Participants were encouraged to…
Descriptors: Family Life, Dental Health, Charts, Medical Services