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Scheerman, J. F., Hamilton, K., Sharif, M. O., Lindmark, U. & Pakpour, A. H. (2019). A theory-based intervention delivered by an online social media platform to promote oral health among Iranian adolescents: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Psychology and Health
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2019 (English)In: Psychology and Health, ISSN 0887-0446, E-ISSN 1476-8321Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Objective: Based on the Health Action Process Approach, we tested the efficacy of a theory-based program using an online social media platform (Telegram) to promote good oral hygiene behaviour among Iranian adolescents.

Design: A three-arm randomized-controlled trial design was used, consisting of an adolescent only intervention group (A group; n = 253), an adolescent and mother intervention group (A + M group; n = 260), and a control group (n = 278).

Main outcome measures: Psychosocial variables, toothbrushing behaviour, Visual Plaque Index, and Community Periodontal Index.

Results: Increases in adolescent toothbrushing at the one- and six-month follow-ups in both intervention groups compared to the control group were observed. Adolescents in the A + M group showed significant greater improvements in their toothbrushing behaviour, Visual Plaque Index, and Community Periodontal Index scores than adolescents in the A group. Improvements to toothbrushing social cognitions were also observed.

Conclusions: Current results support the use of the theory-based program delivered by Telegram in improving good oral hygiene behaviour and oral health outcomes among Iranian adolescents. Involving mothers in an intervention can confer additional benefits for adolescent oral health.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
health action process approach, mHealth, oral health promotion, oral hygiene, parents
National Category
Dentistry Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46605 (URN)10.1080/08870446.2019.1673895 (DOI)000490913900001 ()31621423 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85074330634 (Scopus ID);HHJADULTIS;HHJARNIS;HHJOralIS (Local ID);HHJADULTIS;HHJARNIS;HHJOralIS (Archive number);HHJADULTIS;HHJARNIS;HHJOralIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-10-18 Created: 2019-10-18 Last updated: 2019-11-19
Johansson, I., Torgé, C. J. & Lindmark, U. (2019). Is an oral health coaching programme a way to sustain oral health for elderly people in nursing homes: A feasibility study. International Journal of Dental Hygiene
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Dental Hygiene, ISSN 1601-5029, E-ISSN 1601-5037Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Objectives

This study examines the feasibility of an oral health coaching programme involving practical support on individual level to staff in a nursing home in Sweden, aiming to improve oral health care‐related beliefs of nursing staff and the oral health of residents.

Methods

This intervention study consisted of three wards from one nursing home, and both staff (n = 48) and residents (n = 58) were invited. In the control ward, 9 staff and 16 residents participated; in test ward 1, 10 staff and 13 residents participated; and at test ward 2, 14 staff and 17 residents participated. An oral health coaching programme was performed 4 h/wk for 3 months. The staff completed the nursing Dental Coping Beliefs Scale at baseline and after 9 months. Oral health of the residents was assessed using the Revised Oral Assessment Guide and mucosal‐plaque score at baseline and after 3, 6 and 9 months.

Results

At baseline, 33 staff participated and 22 at 9 months follow‐up. For the residents, the figures were 48 and 32, respectively. After the intervention, the nursing DCBS revealed changes related to usage of fluoride, oral health support, gum disease and approximal cleaning. The most frequently reported oral health problems among the residents pertained to teeth and gums. The residents’ relatively high level of oral health was stable during the study period.

Conclusions

Despite limitations in the programme, an oral health coaching programme can support nursing staff in maintaining a high level of oral health in residents. The programme was shown feasible, although design improvements are needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
intervention, mucosal‐plaque index, nursing Dental Coping Beliefs Scale, nursing staff, older people, oral hygiene, Revised Oral Assessment Guide
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43630 (URN)10.1111/idh.12421 (DOI)000495840800001 ()31618518 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85074994937 (Scopus ID)
Note

Part of licentiate thesis in its manuscript form.

Available from: 2019-05-09 Created: 2019-05-09 Last updated: 2019-12-04
Finkel, D., Lindmark, U., Johansson, L. & Ernsth-Bravell, M. (2019). Oral health predicts quality of life in data from Swedish National Quality Registries. In: : . Paper presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Oral health predicts quality of life in data from Swedish National Quality Registries
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43781 (URN)
Conference
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Rolander, B., Lindmark, U., Johnston, V., Wagman, P. & Wåhlin, C. (2019). Organizational types in relation to exposure at work and sickness - a repeated cross-sectional study within public dentistry. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
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2019 (English)In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Objective: Organizations and state agencies that provide dental care continuously face various and novel demands related to the need for dental care. However, rearrangements of work tasks by reducing the number of tasks performed by dental personnel might make the work more monotonous, repetitive, and static within an organization. The aim of this study is to compare how two dental work organizations, with different staffing and clinic size, are perceived by dental personnel focusing on physical and psychosocial conditions, leadership, work ability and presenteeism in 2012 and 2014.

Material and Methods: This repeated cross-sectional study included personnel from the Public Dental Service in Sweden. There were 282 dentists, dental hygienists, and dental nurses who answered a questionnaire 2012 and 299 in 2014.

Results and conclusion: In 2012, nine per cent of medium clinics reported poor leadership compared with 27% in 2014. For large clinics, 17% perceived poor leadership in 2012 compared with 31% in 2014. A higher proportion of the employees reported presenteeism due to high physical load (43%) and high psychosocial load (21%) in 2014 compared with 31% and 13% in 2012. These results indicate the need for work place interventions promoting health among dental employees.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Organizational, presenteeism, psychosocial conditions, public dentistry, work ability
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45971 (URN)10.1080/00016357.2019.1659411 (DOI)000486532600001 ()31519122 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85073826674 (Scopus ID)HOA HHJ 2019;HHJADULTIS,HHJOralIS (Local ID)HOA HHJ 2019;HHJADULTIS,HHJOralIS (Archive number)HOA HHJ 2019;HHJADULTIS,HHJOralIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-09-16 Created: 2019-09-16 Last updated: 2019-11-19
Lindmark, U., Bülow, P. H., Mårtensson, J., Rönning, H., Ahlstrand, I., Broström, A., . . . Sandgren, A. (2019). The use of the concept of transition in different disciplines within health and social welfare: An integrative literature review. Nursing Open, 6(3), 664-675
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2019 (English)In: Nursing Open, E-ISSN 2054-1058, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 664-675Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims

To continuing the quest of the concept of transition in nursing research and to explore how the concept of transition is used in occupational therapy, oral health and social work as well as in interdisciplinary studies in health and welfare, between 2003–2013.

Design

An integrative literature review.

Methods

PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, DOSS, SocIndex, Social Science Citation Index and AMED databases from 2003–2013 were used. Identification of 350 articles including the concept of transition in relation to disciplines included. Assessment of articles are in accordance to Meleis' typologies of transition by experts in each discipline. Chosen key factors were entered into Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

Results

Meleis' four typologies were found in all studied disciplines, except development in oral health. The health‐illness type was the most commonly explored, whereas in social work and in occupation therapy, situational transitions dominated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
literature review, nursing theory, occupational therapy, oral health, social welfare, social work, theory–practice gap, transition
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43307 (URN)10.1002/nop2.249 (DOI)000476917700002 ()31367388 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85069778425 (Scopus ID)GOA HHJ 2019 (Local ID)GOA HHJ 2019 (Archive number)GOA HHJ 2019 (OAI)
Available from: 2019-03-07 Created: 2019-03-07 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Lindmark, U. (2019). What is an Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool, and can it be useful within nursing care? ROAG-J in the Swedish Quality Register Senior Alert. In: : . Paper presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What is an Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool, and can it be useful within nursing care? ROAG-J in the Swedish Quality Register Senior Alert
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Dentistry Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43738 (URN)
Conference
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2019-05-22 Created: 2019-05-22 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Lindmark, U., Norderyd, O. & Malmberg, B. (2019). What is oral health-related quality of life and is it related to loneliness in older persons?. In: : . Paper presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What is oral health-related quality of life and is it related to loneliness in older persons?
2019 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43784 (URN)
Conference
International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, 23rd – 25th May 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Rantzow, V., Andersson, P. & Lindmark, U. (2018). Occurrence of oral health problems and planned measures in dependent older people in nursing care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(23-24), 4381-4389
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 27, no 23-24, p. 4381-4389Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIMS AND OBJECTIVE:

To describe oral health problems and planned measures in older people receiving nursing care.

BACKGROUND:

Poor oral health conditions have a negative impact on the quality of life of older people. Therefore, oral care is an important task in daily nursing activities.

METHODS:

Data were obtained from the web-based Swedish national quality register Senior Alert. Data regarding oral health status and planned measures in individuals ≥65 years from one county in Sweden between July 2014-June 2015 were included. The Revised Oral Assessment Guide-the Jönköping (ROAG-J) was used routinely by nursing staff in nursing care facilities to measure oral health status.

RESULTS:

Oral assessments were made on 2,567 individuals (65.7% women). The most common oral health problem was related to "Teeth" (43.0%), which indicates deficient oral hygiene and/or broken teeth. At least one measure was planned in all the participants. The most common planned measures were "Moistening of the mouth" (16.6%), followed by "Brushing - assistance or complete help" (13.5%).

CONCLUSION:

Oral health problems were common, and planned measures did not seem to be sufficient to address the identified problems. The results indicate that greater priority should be given to the oral health care of older people in nursing care.

RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE:

The study highlights the importance of not only identifying oral health problems but also having knowledge and strategies for oral health care. Collaboration is needed to support nurses in caring for the oral health care of older people in nursing homes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
dependent elderly, oral care, oral health, oral health assessment, quality improvement, Sweden
National Category
Dentistry Geriatrics Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41249 (URN)10.1111/jocn.14584 (DOI)000449828900017 ()29943858 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85052614584 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-27 Created: 2018-08-27 Last updated: 2019-01-23Bibliographically approved
Lindmark, U., Jansson, H., Lannering, C. & Johansson, L. (2018). Oral health matters for the nutritional status of older persons: A population-based study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(5-6), 1143-1152
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 27, no 5-6, p. 1143-1152Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the association between oral health and nutritional status in the context of daily care for older people.

BACKGROUND: Oral problems often increase with age and affect a person's ability to chew and swallow. They might also influence the ability to maintain a satisfactory nutritional status. Oral health awareness is therefore of great importance in nursing care for older people.

DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional study.

METHODS: Data from the Swedish quality register, Senior Alert, were used, including structured assessments of both oral and nutritional status using the Revised Oral Assessment Guide-Jönköping and the Mini Nutritional Assessment. In total, 1,156 persons (mean age: 82.8 ± 7.9) had both oral and nutritional assessments registered by the nursing staff in daily care.

RESULTS: Approximately 29% of participants had moderate oral health problems. Another 12% had severe problems. Over 60% of the persons were considered at risk of malnutrition or were malnourished. There was a weak correlation between poor nutritional status and poor oral health, and approximately one-third of the persons who were at risk or malnourished had simultaneous oral problems. A multivariate logistic regression revealed that when problems involving voice and swallowing were present, there was also a greater possibility of being assessed as at risk of malnourishment or being malnourished.

CONCLUSION: There is a relationship between oral health problems and nutritional status, indicating the importance of evaluating oral health status in older persons with nutritional problems.

RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Nursing staff involved in care for older people should be aware of the importance of including regular oral health check-ups in their work. There is also a need for nursing staff members and oral health professionals to exchange knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
assessment, elder care, nutrition, older people, oral care
National Category
Dentistry Geriatrics Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40998 (URN)10.1111/jocn.14146 (DOI)000428419400074 ()29076209 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85044286602 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-07-17 Created: 2018-07-17 Last updated: 2018-07-17Bibliographically approved
Lindmark, U., Wagman, P., Wåhlin, C. & Rolander, B. (2018). Workplace health in dental care – a salutogenic approach. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 16(1), 103-113
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Dental Hygiene, ISSN 1601-5029, E-ISSN 1601-5037, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 103-113Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective

The purpose was to explore self-reported psychosocial health and work environments among different dental occupations and workplaces from a salutogenic perspective. A further purpose was to analyse possible associations between three salutogenic measurements: The Sense of Coherence questionnaire (SOC), the Salutogenic Health Indicator Scale (SHIS) and the Work Experience Measurement Scale (WEMS).

Methods

Employees in the Public Dental Service in a Swedish county council (n = 486) were invited to respond to a self-reported web survey including demographics, work-related factors, the SOC, the SHIS and the WEMS.

Results

This study showed positive associations between employee characteristics and self-reported overall psychosocial health as well as experienced work environment. Autonomy was reported more among men than women (P < 0.000) and to a higher degree by dentists and dental hygienists than dental nurses (P < 0.000). Meaningfulness, happiness, job satisfaction, autonomy and positive to reorganization were reported by personnels aged less than 40 years (P ≤ 0.047). Clinical coordinators reported significant better health (SOC, SHIS) and experienced more autonomy, better management and more positive to reorganization than other dental professions. Dental hygienists and nurses experienced less time pressure than dentists (P ≤ 0.007). Better health and positive work experiences were also seen in smaller clinics (P ≤ 0.29).

Conclusion

Dental professionals reported a high degree of overall psychosocial health as well as a positive work experience. Some variations could be seen between employee characteristics such as gender, years in dental care, professionals, managing position and workplace size. Identify resources and processes at each workplace are important and should be included in the employee's/employers dialogue.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Keywords
dental staff; health promotion; psychosocial health; workplace
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-32258 (URN)10.1111/idh.12257 (DOI)000422697100011 ()27860378 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85002774457 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-11-10 Created: 2016-11-10 Last updated: 2018-02-07Bibliographically approved
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