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Oral health knowledge among nursing students
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Oral health.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Oral health.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Kunskap om oral hälsa bland sjuksköterskestudenter (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Background: Oral health is a part of general health and it is therefore important that nurses are able to detect abnormalities in the mouth to refer to dental care. Aim: The aim of this study was to examine oral health knowledge regarding oral diseases and oral hygiene among nursing students at two universities - InHolland University and University of Victoria [UVic]. Method: This study has a quantitative cross-sectional design based on a questionnaire. Chi-square tests were made to discover differences between the two universities. Results: The study consists of a total of 105 questionnaires. The participants had good knowledge of oral hygiene. Concerning knowledge about dental caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis, limited knowledge and several statistical significant differences between the universities were found. The extent of the oral health education was between 1-10 hours in the respective universities. Several nurses considered that they did not feel ready or were unsure if they have enough knowledge about oral health for their future work. Conclusion: The study has shown that the nursing students at both InHolland University and UVic have basic knowledge regarding oral hygiene but moderate knowledge in oral diseases regarding development and prevention of dental caries, gingivitis and periodontitis.

Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Oral hälsa är en del av allmän hälsa och därför är det viktigt att sjuksköterskor kan upptäcka eventuella avvikelser i munnen för att remittera vidare till tandvård. Syfte: Syftet med studien var att undersöka kunskap om oral hälsa gällande orala sjukdomar och munhygien bland sjuksköterskestudenter vid InHolland University och University of Victoria [UVic]. Metod: En kvantitativ tvärsnittsstudie med enkät som datainsamlingsmetod genomfördes bland tredje års sjuksköterskestudenter vid InHolland University och UVic. Chi-2 tester utfördes för att jämföra variabler mellan universiteten. Resultat: Studien består av totalt 105 enkäter. Resultatet avseende munhygien visade på goda kunskaper inom ämnet. Resultatet avseende kunskaper om karies, gingivit samt parodontit visade på en begränsad kunskap och skillnader återfanns mellan universiteten. Omfattningen av utbildning inom oral hälsa på programmen låg mellan 1-10 timmar på båda universiteten. Flera sjuksköterskestudenter ansåg att de inte kände sig redo eller var osäkra på om de var redo att tillämpa sina kunskaper inom oral hälsa, genom att upptäcka och jobba preventivt, i framtida arbetet. Slutsats: Studien visar att sjuksköterskestudenter har grundläggande kunskaper avseende munhygienen men måttlig kunskap inom orala sjukdomar avseende uppkomst och prevention av karies, gingivit och parodontit.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Caregivers, Education, Oral diseases, Oral hygiene.
Keyword [sv]
Munhygien, Omhändertagande, Orala sjukdomar, Utbildning.
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36308ISRN: JU-HHJ-OHA-1-20170032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-36308DiVA: diva2:1112899
Subject / course
HHJ, Oral Health Science
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Available from: 2017-06-26 Created: 2017-06-20 Last updated: 2017-06-26Bibliographically approved

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