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A survey of the perception of comprehensiveness among dentists in a large Brazilian city.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Apr 16; 11(4):4249-61.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To quantitatively identify the perception of dentists regarding comprehensiveness and its domains of "patient welcoming", "bonding" and "quality of care" in primary dental care settings of a large Brazilian city.

METHODS

A questionnaire was administered to all dentists comprising the primary health care service to Belo Horizonte with tenured jobs and 40 work hours per week, totalling a population of 207 professionals. The response rate was 90.34%. A pilot test was conducted with 44 dentists working in primary care for at least two years and who did not participate in the main study. Descriptive statistical analysis involved calculating proportions. No confidence intervals were calculated because this was a census study.

RESULTS

In most items (79.0%), professionals' perceptions about the comprehensiveness were overwhelmingly positive. When we stratified the analysis by domain and checked those items about which dentists had a less favourable perception, 22.7% were in the patient welcoming domain, 25.0% were in the bonding domain and 12.5% were in quality of care.

CONCLUSIONS

Comprehensiveness, as an approach in health care practice, needs to be enhanced, and there is evidence that these dentists are aware of its importance.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Universidade Federal of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 31270901, Brazil. gueziabh@yahoo.com.br.Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Universidade Federal of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 31270901, Brazil. cleitonsirineu@hotmail.com.Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Universidade Federal of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 31270901, Brazil. rafa_tx@hotmail.com.King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, Division of Population and Patient Health, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS UK. jenny.gallagher@kcl.ac.uk.Department of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry, Universidade Federal of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 31270901, Brazil. smpaiva@uol.com.br.Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Universidade Federal of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 31270901, Brazil. maurohenriqueabreu@ig.com.br.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24743842

Citation

Mattos, Grazielle C M., et al. "A Survey of the Perception of Comprehensiveness Among Dentists in a Large Brazilian City." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 11, no. 4, 2014, pp. 4249-61.
Mattos GC, Sirineu CG, Teixeira BR, et al. A survey of the perception of comprehensiveness among dentists in a large Brazilian city. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014;11(4):4249-61.
Mattos, G. C., Sirineu, C. G., Teixeira, B. R., Gallagher, J. E., Paiva, S. M., & Abreu, M. H. (2014). A survey of the perception of comprehensiveness among dentists in a large Brazilian city. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(4), 4249-61. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110404249
Mattos GC, et al. A Survey of the Perception of Comprehensiveness Among Dentists in a Large Brazilian City. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Apr 16;11(4):4249-61. PubMed PMID: 24743842.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A survey of the perception of comprehensiveness among dentists in a large Brazilian city. AU - Mattos,Grazielle C M, AU - Sirineu,Cleiton G, AU - Teixeira,Bruno R, AU - Gallagher,Jennifer E, AU - Paiva,Saul M, AU - Abreu,Mauro H N G, Y1 - 2014/04/16/ PY - 2014/02/26/received PY - 2014/04/10/revised PY - 2014/04/11/accepted PY - 2014/4/19/entrez PY - 2014/4/20/pubmed PY - 2014/11/19/medline SP - 4249 EP - 61 JF - International journal of environmental research and public health JO - Int J Environ Res Public Health VL - 11 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To quantitatively identify the perception of dentists regarding comprehensiveness and its domains of "patient welcoming", "bonding" and "quality of care" in primary dental care settings of a large Brazilian city. METHODS: A questionnaire was administered to all dentists comprising the primary health care service to Belo Horizonte with tenured jobs and 40 work hours per week, totalling a population of 207 professionals. The response rate was 90.34%. A pilot test was conducted with 44 dentists working in primary care for at least two years and who did not participate in the main study. Descriptive statistical analysis involved calculating proportions. No confidence intervals were calculated because this was a census study. RESULTS: In most items (79.0%), professionals' perceptions about the comprehensiveness were overwhelmingly positive. When we stratified the analysis by domain and checked those items about which dentists had a less favourable perception, 22.7% were in the patient welcoming domain, 25.0% were in the bonding domain and 12.5% were in quality of care. CONCLUSIONS: Comprehensiveness, as an approach in health care practice, needs to be enhanced, and there is evidence that these dentists are aware of its importance. SN - 1660-4601 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24743842/A_survey_of_the_perception_of_comprehensiveness_among_dentists_in_a_large_Brazilian_city_ L2 - https://www.mdpi.com/resolver?pii=ijerph110404249 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -