Show simple item record

Files in this item


Item metadata

dc.contributor.authorYuan, Siyang
dc.contributor.authorHumphris, Gerald Michael
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Alastair
dc.contributor.authorMacPherson, Lorna
dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Ruth
dc.identifier.citationYuan , S , Humphris , G M , Ross , A , MacPherson , L & Freeman , R 2019 , ' Recording communication in primary dental practice : an exploratory study of interactions between dental health professionals, children and parents ' , British Dental Journal , vol. 227 , no. 10 , pp. 887–892 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 259230155
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: ebbf715d-4bf1-401b-9408-0ec76d1d0867
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-4601-8834/work/65345288
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85075505751
dc.descriptionFunding: Scottish Government - Childsmile Programme.en
dc.description.abstractAim To explore the time taken and the types of communication strategies used by dental health professionals (DHPs) when interacting with and providing fluoride varnish and oral health advice to children with their parents. Methods A video observational study was conducted to explore the types of communication strategies used by DHPs when interacting with child patients and their parents during preventive oral healthcare appointments. Three dentists and two extended duty dental nurses (EDDNs) from four general dental practices were recruited in East of Scotland. Forty-four child-parent dyads participated in the study. Verbal and non-verbal behaviours were coded with Observer XT 10.5 using the PaeD-TrICS coding scheme. Frequencies of communication behaviours were compared using Mann-Whitney U-tests. Results The communication during the preventive care appointment ranged in time from 130 seconds to 1,756 seconds with an average of 736 seconds. The total number of communication strategies (verbal and non-verbal behaviours) based on 44 video observations was 7,299. DHPs used different communication strategies when providing fluoride varnish application (FVA) and oral health advice. Dentists used more direct communication strategies to elicit child patients' cooperation in FVA. EDDNs used communication behaviours to maintain a balanced relationship with children. Consequently, children exhibited different responses to the two different dental professional groups. Conclusions Differences in the style of communication strategies existed between the participating DHPs when interacting with children during preventive dental appointments. Further work is required to confirm these initial findings.
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Dental Journalen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 Springer Nature. This work has been made available online in accordance with publisher policies or with permission. Permission for further reuse of this content should be sought from the publisher or the rights holder. This is the author created accepted manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at
dc.subjectRA Public aspects of medicineen
dc.subjectRK Dentistryen
dc.titleRecording communication in primary dental practice : an exploratory study of interactions between dental health professionals, children and parentsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosisen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.WHO Collaborating Centre for International Child & Adolescent Health Policyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Health Psychologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Medicineen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record