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Oral health knowledge, attitudes and care practices of people with diabetes: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2018
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Title
Oral health knowledge, attitudes and care practices of people with diabetes: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Public Health, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5485-7
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Authors

Prakash Poudel, Rhonda Griffiths, Vincent W. Wong, Amit Arora, Jeff R. Flack, Chee L. Khoo, Ajesh George

Abstract

People with uncontrolled diabetes are at greater risk for several oral health problems, particularly periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease also impacts diabetes control. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits are recommended to prevent and manage oral health problems. Several studies have been conducted to assess the oral health knowledge, attitudes, and practices of people with diabetes yet a review of these findings has not yet been undertaken. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize current evidence on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of people with diabetes in relation to their oral health care. A systematic search of all literature was carried out in five databases using key search terms. The inclusion criteria were: 1) published in the English language; 2) from 2000 to November, 2017; 3) conducted on persons with any type of diabetes and of all ages; 4) explored at least one study outcome (knowledge or attitude or practices toward oral health care); and 5) used quantitative methods of data collection. No restrictions were placed on the quality and setting of the study. A total of 28 studies met the inclusion criteria. The studies included a total of 27,894 people with diabetes and were conducted in 14 countries. The review found that people with diabetes have inadequate oral health knowledge, poor oral health attitudes, and fewer dental visits. They rarely receive oral health education and dental referrals from their care providers. Provision of oral health education by diabetes care providers and referral to dentists when required, was associated with improved oral health behaviours among patients. Overall, people with diabetes have limited oral health knowledge and poor oral health behaviours. It is therefore essential to educate patients about their increased risk for oral health problems, motivate them for good oral health behaviours and facilitate access to dental care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 259 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 46 18%
Student > Master 38 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 5%
Other 8 3%
Unspecified 8 3%
Other 42 16%
Unknown 103 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 83 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 12%
Unspecified 8 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 1%
Other 20 8%
Unknown 110 42%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 April 2019.
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