Camera-related behaviours of female dental nurses and nursery school children during fluoride varnish application interactions in nursery school settings
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Objective. To investigate camera awareness of female dental nurses and nursery school children as the frequency of camera-related behaviours observed during fluoride varnish applications in a community based health programme. Methods. Fifty-one nurse–child interactions (three nurse pairs and 51 children) were video recorded when Childsmile nurses were applying fluoride varnish onto the teeth of children in nursery school settings. Using a pre-developed coding scheme, nurse and child verbal and nonverbal behaviours were coded for camera-related behaviours. Results. On 15 of 51 interactions (29.4%), a total of 31 camera-related behaviours were observed for dental nurses (14 instances over nine interactions) and children (17 instances over six interactions). Camera-related behaviours occurred infrequently, occupied 0.3% of the total interaction time and displayed at all stages of the dental procedure, though tended to peak at initial stages. Conclusions. Certain camera-related behaviours of female dental nurses and nursery school children were observed in their interactions when introducing a dental health preventive intervention. Since the frequency of camera-related behaviours are so few they are of little consequence when video-recording adults and children undertaking dental procedures.
Zhou , Y , Forbes , G M & Humphris , G M 2010 , ' Camera-related behaviours of female dental nurses and nursery school children during fluoride varnish application interactions in nursery school settings ' International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry , vol 20 , no. 5 , pp. 374-381 . DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.2010.01051.x
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
This is an author version of the article, first published online June 2010. The definitive version © 2010 The Authors. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry © 2010 BSPD, IAPD and Blackwell Publishing Ltd is available at www.wileyonlinelibrary.com, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.2010.01051.x
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