Health promotion is said to be an essential part of any preventative dental programme. This book aims to provide the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to enable all members of the dental team to devise a health education/promotion programme for their patients or community.
Many of the common dental diseases are behavioural in origin, and are affected by individual lifestyles. Health promotion is therefore at the heart of preventing and controlling dental ill health. This is the first book to tackle this important new area of dentistry and presents theoretical and practical advice on a broad range of topics; including models and theories of health behaviour, influence of social factors on oral health promotion, government health policies, health education in specific settings, national campaigns, and evaluation of interventions. Here, the international contributers provide a broad overview of the subject which enables the reader to target sections of particular interest. Practical guidelines for the planning and implementation of oral health programmes presented will be invaluable for practitioners.
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First-class book... Lone Schou and Anthony Blinkhorn have collected together contributions from well-known individuals on oral health matters around the world to produce a readable book of some 12 chapters. This provides a useful scientifically-based reference book with an international flavour, covering all aspects of oral health promotion. The editors and the contributors from Great Britain, America, Canada, Scandinavia and Australia are to be congratulated on filling a gap in dental literature. This book is a must for serious students of dental public health and other branches of dentistry in which oral health promotion is an important consideration. It brings together scientific knowledge, common sense and pratical advice on this complex subject. The book will also find a place on many dentists' bookshelves, as a valuable source of reference on oral health promotion. * John Palmer, International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, Vol. 3/4 * This is the first comprehensive text book in this field and for this reason it is of considerable importance... will serve well the needs of both undergraduates in training and practitioners, whether in public or private practice. * Journal of the Institute of Health Education, Vol. 32/1 * This is an important and timely publication that will meet a long felt need for a readable and comprehensive text book on oral health promotion. The authors and editors are to be congratulated on compressing so much into a readable and useful book. It can be usefully recommended to a wide range of disciplines as a text book. Few would fail to gain a better insight into the theory and practice of effective health education. * BDJ *
Table of Contents
1. The history of dental health education: a case study of Britain ; 2. Theories and models of health behaviour ; 2.1 Basic theories ; 2.2 Models of health behaviour ; 2.3 Comprehensive systems models - metamodels ; 3. Social factors in oral health promotion ; 3.1 Oral functions and dysfunction, established risk factors, and known preventive interactions ; 3.2 The social process and context of oral function and dysfunction ; 3.3 Social factors associated with oral health promotion ; 4. The role of the decision maker in oral health promotion ; 4.1 Decision making at the level of the individual ; 4.2 The dental health professional as decision maker ; 4.3 State and local agencies ; 4.4 National programmes ; 4.5 International programmes ; 5. The role of oral health promotion in oral health policy ; 5.1 The stakeholders and their role in policy ; 5.2 Evaluating policies: SWOT ; 5.3 Policy formation ; 5.4 National dental associations ; 5.5 Governments ; 5.6 The mass media ; 5.7 The United Kingdom experience ; 5.8 The contribution of policy to improvements in oral health ; 6A National campaigns ; 6A.1 Behavioural theory ; 6A.2 Dental association campaigns ; 6A.3 Government sponsored campaigns ; 6A.4 Campaigns advertising dental products ; 6B General dental practice, health education, and health promotion: a critical reappraisal ; 6B.1 The role of health education and health promotion in general practice ; 6B.2 Criticisms of the current practice of health education in general dental practice ; 6B.3 The current practice of oral health education ; 6B.4 Health education materials in general dental practice ; 6B.5 Developing an oral health promotion strategy for general dental practice ; 6C Oral health promotion with children and adolescents ; 6C.1 Lifestyles conducive to oral health ; 6C.2 Socialization ; 6C.3 Programmes of oral health promotion for children ; 6C.4 Healthy environment ; 6D Oral health promotion in the workplace ; 6D.1 General health promotion programmes in the workplace ; 6D.2 The management perspective ; 6D.3 The dental profession's point of view ; 6D.4 Employees' point of view ; 6D.5 Examples of oral health promotion programmes in the workplace ; 6D.6 Theoretical considerations ; 6E Oral health promotions in old age ; 6E.1 Changing patterns of ageing ; 6E.2 Why be concerned about older poeple's oral health? ; 6E.3 What is the goal of oral health promotion with older adults? ; 6E.4 Is there hope for older adults? Some dos and don'ts ; 6F Oral health promotion in developing countries ; 6F.1 Realities ; 6E.2 Risk factors ; 6E.3 Shifting the focus ; 6E.4 Supportive strategies ; 6E.5 Participatory research ; 6E.6 The challenge ; 7. Evaluation and planning of oral health promotion programmes ; 7.1 What is evaluation? ; 7.2 Why evaluate? ; 7.3 Defining what should be evaluated ; 7.4 Evaluation and measurement ; 7.5 Problems of measurement in the evaluation of health promotion ; 7.6 The study population ; 7.7 Collecting the data ; 7.8 Evaluation and experimental methodology ; 7.9 Common problems associated with the planning of health promotion programmes
Oral Health Promotion by Edited by Lone Schou
Edited by Lone Schou
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