Knowledge of oral cancer and preventive attitudes of Spanish dentists. Primary effects of a pilot educational intervention
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dc.contributor.author Seoane Lestón, Juan Manuel es
dc.contributor.author Velo Noya, José es
dc.contributor.author Warnakulasuriya, Saman es
dc.contributor.author Varela Centelles, Pablo Ignacio es
dc.contributor.author González Mosquera, Antonio es
dc.contributor.author Villa Vigil, Manuel Alfonso es
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Lozano, Francisco Javier es
dc.contributor.author Diz Dios, Pedro es
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-27T07:09:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-27T07:09:31Z
dc.date.issued 2010 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/60334
dc.description.abstract Objective: To assess the knowledge and preventive attitudes that Spanish dentists have towards oral cancer, before and after an educational intervention. Methods: A quasi-experimental study based on a nationwide intervention. All Spanish dentists were offered an on-site course on oral cancer. An individual questionnaire was administered before and after attending the course. The main outcome measures were systematic examination of the oral cavity, promotion of healthy habits and knowledge of clinical aspects. Results: 440 GDPs entered the study. Age: 40.7±10.7, range 21-74. Professional experience: 13.9±8.9 years, range 0-45. Of those who participated in the study, 53.1% had never attended a course on oral cancer, 72.4% stated that they perform a systematic examination of the oral mucosa, 88.2% provided systematic counselling on tobacco cessation, and 54.7% reported that they did the same for alcohol. In addition, 32.3% advised patients to eat fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants. Professional experience was significantly associated with oral mucosa systematic examination (t= 2.9; p=0.003), advice on alcohol consumption (t=5.0; p=0.000), and on fruit and vegetable intake (t=5.1; p<0.001). None of these practices were specifically associated with knowledge on oral cancer. All areas of knowledge examined showed statistically significant improvement after the educational intervention. Conclusions: The intervention appears to have improved the GDP´s knowledge, confirming the importance of this national campaign. es
dc.source Seoane Lestón, Juan Manuel ; Velo Noya, José ; Warnakulasuriya, Saman ; Varela Centelles, Pablo Ignacio ; González Mosquera, Antonio ; Villa Vigil, Manuel Alfonso ; Rodríguez Lozano, Francisco Javier ; Diz Dios, Pedro. Knowledge of oral cancer and preventive attitudes of Spanish dentists. Primary effects of a pilot educational intervention. En: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa, 15 3 2010: 1- es
dc.title Knowledge of oral cancer and preventive attitudes of Spanish dentists. Primary effects of a pilot educational intervention es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.identifier.doi 10.4317/medoral.15.e422 es

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