Tag: Fluoride hesitancy/refusal
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Mothers’ Sources of Child Fluoride Information and Misinformation From Social Connections.
Key Points Question From which social relationships do mothers obtain child fluoride information and misinformation? Findings In this qualitative study of 126 mothers of children aged 3 to 5 years, fluoride information and misinformation relating to children were obtained from family members, health care clinicians, and community members. The receipt of inconsistent child fluoride information […]
Initial nonresponse and survey response mode biases in survey research.
Funders who supported this work. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (1) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH National Center for Research Resources (1) Articles referenced by this article (10) The prevalence of dental fear and avoidance: expanded adult and recent adolescent surveys. Gatchel RJ. J Am Dent Assoc, (5):591-593 1989. MED: […]
Surveying Dentists’ Perceptions of Caregiver Refusal of Topical Fluoride.
Parents’ attitudes towards topical fluoride and vaccines for children: Are these distinct or overlapping phenomena?
5. Conclusion In identifying how fluoride- and vaccine-related attitudes and behaviors overlap, but are associated with vaccine—but not fluoride—refusal, our study highlights the need for specialized research on the complex behavioral and social factors associated with refusal of preventive dental care. First, there is a need for detailed qualitative research to better understand why caregivers […]
Parent refusal of topical fluoride for their children: clinical strategies and future research priorities to improve evidence-based pediatric dental practice.
Reasons for Topical Fluoride Refusal The origins of fluoride refusal in the U.S. are traced back to water fluoridation opposition by the John Birch Society during the Soviet era.22 As such, most relevant studies in the dental literature focus on community resistant to water fluoridation, for which limited knowledge and risk-benefit misperceptions are the main […]
Caregivers who refuse preventive care for their children: the relationship between immunization and topical fluoride refusal.
References 1. Institute of Medicine. Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2013. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2. McMahon BJ, Dentinger CM, Bruden D et al. Antibody levels and protection after hepatitis B vaccine: results of a 22-year follow-up study and response to a booster dose. […]
Understanding topical fluoride hesitancy and refusal behaviors through the extended parallel process model and health belief model.
References: 1. Weyant RJ, Tracy SL, Anselmo TT, Beltrán-Aguilar ED, Donly KJ, Frese WA, et al. Topical fluoride for caries prevention: executive summary of the updated clinical recommendations and supporting systematic review. J Am Dent Assoc. 2013;144(11):1279-91. 2. Marinho VCC, Worthington HV, Walsh T, Clarkson JE. Fluoride varnishes for preventing dental caries in children and […]