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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151819
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Oral Health Promotion in Children to Age Five
Abstract:
Oral Health Promotion in Children to Age Five
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Norris, Marianne, MSN, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Akron
Title:Clinician
Co-Authors:Marlene Huff PhD, MSN, RN, Professor;
Evelyn Taylor MS, RD, LD, Director Nutrition Services;
Diana Biordi PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, Professor, Primary Investigator;
Marguerite DiMarco PhD, MSN, CPNP, Associate Professor;
Deborah Bradshaw MS, RD, Associate Profe
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:  Establishing good oral health practices early in life and preserving tooth integrity are goals of a research project implemented at 2 WIC sites by an interdisciplinary health care team. Caries remains the most common chronic childhood disease. Risk of childhood carries is greatest for poor and minority children in which disease is largely untreated because of barriers to care. The move toward evidence-based practice has added momentum to the goal of translating the newest science on caries into practice. The focus of this research was prevention of cavity formation through proper diet, use of fluoride in water, in toothpaste, and fluoride varnishes. Motivational interviewing was used to support behavioral changes in mothers to reduce colonization of cariogenic bacteria, improve diet, and implement oral hygiene practices. Design: This pilot study used a descriptive research design to answer the research questions: 1) What is the present condition of teeth in children 0-5 who are enrolled in a WIC program? 2) What dietary practices are being used that promote development of cavity formation? 3) How receptive are mothers and children to fluoride varnish? Methods: A purposive sample of mothers and children who enrolled in a WIC clinic participated in the study. Fluoride varnish was applied to the child?s teeth following a brief description of the benefits of the varnish. Mothers and children were taught appropriate methods of cavity prevention. Results: Oral assessments were completed for 632 children, 119 (18.8%) of those children had visible lesions on their teeth or had discolored teeth; 128 (20.3%) drank sugary juices. Conclusion: The process of educating mothers and children about oral health and hygiene, and application of fluoride varnish to teeth in an interdisciplinary collaborative relationship with WIC demonstrates promise for the implementation of similar programs to promote good oral health.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOral Health Promotion in Children to Age Fiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151819-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Oral Health Promotion in Children to Age Five</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Norris, Marianne, MSN, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Akron</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinician</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mn18@uakron.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marlene Huff PhD, MSN, RN, Professor;<br/>Evelyn Taylor MS, RD, LD, Director Nutrition Services;<br/>Diana Biordi PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, Professor, Primary Investigator;<br/>Marguerite DiMarco PhD, MSN, CPNP, Associate Professor;<br/>Deborah Bradshaw MS, RD, Associate Profe</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp; Establishing good oral health practices early in life and preserving tooth integrity are goals of a research project implemented at 2 WIC sites by an interdisciplinary health care team. Caries remains the most common chronic childhood disease. Risk of childhood carries is greatest for poor and minority children in which disease is largely untreated because of barriers to care. The move toward evidence-based practice has added momentum to the goal of translating the newest science on caries into practice. The focus of this research was prevention of cavity formation through proper diet, use of fluoride in water, in toothpaste, and fluoride varnishes. Motivational interviewing was used to support behavioral changes in mothers to reduce colonization of cariogenic bacteria, improve diet, and implement oral hygiene practices. Design: This pilot study used a descriptive research design to answer the research questions: 1) What is the present condition of teeth in children 0-5 who are enrolled in a WIC program? 2) What dietary practices are being used that promote development of cavity formation? 3) How receptive are mothers and children to fluoride varnish? Methods: A purposive sample of mothers and children who enrolled in a WIC clinic participated in the study. Fluoride varnish was applied to the child?s teeth following a brief description of the benefits of the varnish. Mothers and children were taught appropriate methods of cavity prevention. Results: Oral assessments were completed for 632 children, 119 (18.8%) of those children had visible lesions on their teeth or had discolored teeth; 128 (20.3%) drank sugary juices. Conclusion: The process of educating mothers and children about oral health and hygiene, and application of fluoride varnish to teeth in an interdisciplinary collaborative relationship with WIC demonstrates promise for the implementation of similar programs to promote good oral health. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:14:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:14:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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