Determinants and promotion of oral hygiene behaviour in the Caribbean and Nepal

Yvonne Buunk-Werkhoven, Arie Dijkstra, Pim Bink, Sarah van Zanten, Cees van der Schans

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of oral hygiene behaviour (OHB) based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) among dental care seekers in two cultural different regions: the Caribbean (Aruba/Bonaire) and Nepal. In addition, measures of oral health knowledge (OHK) and the expected social outcomes of having healthy teeth (ESO) were investigated. The main effects of the predictors as well as their interactions with region (Caribbean vs. Nepal) were examined. The interaction term contributed significantly to the amount of explained variance. In the Caribbean, OHB was determined by Attitude and Social Norms, and in Nepal by Perceived Behaviour Control and ESO. On the basis of these findings, quite different oral health care interventions are called for in developing and underdeveloped countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-273
JournalInternational dental journal
Volume61
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • adults
  • dental care
  • health behavior
  • oral hygiene
  • west indies

Cite this

Buunk-Werkhoven, Yvonne ; Dijkstra, Arie ; Bink, Pim ; van Zanten, Sarah ; van der Schans, Cees. / Determinants and promotion of oral hygiene behaviour in the Caribbean and Nepal. In: International dental journal. 2011 ; Vol. 61, No. 5. pp. 267-273.
@article{de624d9523114e88a3cbe43f2cbd02f9,
title = "Determinants and promotion of oral hygiene behaviour in the Caribbean and Nepal",
abstract = "The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of oral hygiene behaviour (OHB) based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) among dental care seekers in two cultural different regions: the Caribbean (Aruba/Bonaire) and Nepal. In addition, measures of oral health knowledge (OHK) and the expected social outcomes of having healthy teeth (ESO) were investigated. The main effects of the predictors as well as their interactions with region (Caribbean vs. Nepal) were examined. The interaction term contributed significantly to the amount of explained variance. In the Caribbean, OHB was determined by Attitude and Social Norms, and in Nepal by Perceived Behaviour Control and ESO. On the basis of these findings, quite different oral health care interventions are called for in developing and underdeveloped countries.",
keywords = "adults, dental care, health behavior, oral hygiene, west indies, mondzorg, gezondheidsgedrag, mondhygi{\"e}ne, sociale waarden, west-indies",
author = "Yvonne Buunk-Werkhoven and Arie Dijkstra and Pim Bink and {van Zanten}, Sarah and {van der Schans}, Cees",
note = "{\circledC} 2011 FDI World Dental Federation.",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1111/j.1875-595X.2011.00071.x",
language = "English",
volume = "61",
pages = "267--273",
journal = "International dental journal",
issn = "0020-6539",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "5",

}

Determinants and promotion of oral hygiene behaviour in the Caribbean and Nepal. / Buunk-Werkhoven, Yvonne; Dijkstra, Arie; Bink, Pim; van Zanten, Sarah; van der Schans, Cees.

In: International dental journal, Vol. 61, No. 5, 2011, p. 267-273.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Determinants and promotion of oral hygiene behaviour in the Caribbean and Nepal

AU - Buunk-Werkhoven, Yvonne

AU - Dijkstra, Arie

AU - Bink, Pim

AU - van Zanten, Sarah

AU - van der Schans, Cees

N1 - © 2011 FDI World Dental Federation.

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of oral hygiene behaviour (OHB) based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) among dental care seekers in two cultural different regions: the Caribbean (Aruba/Bonaire) and Nepal. In addition, measures of oral health knowledge (OHK) and the expected social outcomes of having healthy teeth (ESO) were investigated. The main effects of the predictors as well as their interactions with region (Caribbean vs. Nepal) were examined. The interaction term contributed significantly to the amount of explained variance. In the Caribbean, OHB was determined by Attitude and Social Norms, and in Nepal by Perceived Behaviour Control and ESO. On the basis of these findings, quite different oral health care interventions are called for in developing and underdeveloped countries.

AB - The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of oral hygiene behaviour (OHB) based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) among dental care seekers in two cultural different regions: the Caribbean (Aruba/Bonaire) and Nepal. In addition, measures of oral health knowledge (OHK) and the expected social outcomes of having healthy teeth (ESO) were investigated. The main effects of the predictors as well as their interactions with region (Caribbean vs. Nepal) were examined. The interaction term contributed significantly to the amount of explained variance. In the Caribbean, OHB was determined by Attitude and Social Norms, and in Nepal by Perceived Behaviour Control and ESO. On the basis of these findings, quite different oral health care interventions are called for in developing and underdeveloped countries.

KW - adults

KW - dental care

KW - health behavior

KW - oral hygiene

KW - west indies

KW - mondzorg

KW - gezondheidsgedrag

KW - mondhygiëne

KW - sociale waarden

KW - west-indies

U2 - 10.1111/j.1875-595X.2011.00071.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1875-595X.2011.00071.x

M3 - Article

VL - 61

SP - 267

EP - 273

JO - International dental journal

JF - International dental journal

SN - 0020-6539

IS - 5

ER -