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D Leguay
This article attempts to identify and put into perspective the different approaches that could globally prevent the suffering induced by schizophrenia, from the detection of early psychosis to the impact on individual and family functioning and emotional health. Schizophrenia causes, at the community level, a number of difficult consequences and associated costs, which likely could be reduced if specific strategies, already known and documented internationally, were applied. Two areas not explored in this article: the role of medication and the issue of suicide prevention...
October 2016: L'Encéphale
Aarushi Gupta, Mohita Marwaha, Kalpana Bansal, Anupam Sachdeva, Ajay Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Dental care is often overlooked by the parents of children receiving treatment for cancer including chemotherapy who are in a phase of severe immunosuppression. AIM: (i) To study dental attitudes of parents of children receiving chemotherapy towards importance of dental care. (ii) To evaluate oral hygiene status and compare it with healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire assessing the awareness towards dental care was given to the parents of 47 paediatric patients suffering from cancer receiving chemotherapy and to parents of 47 paediatric patients reporting to outpatient Department of Pedodontics at SGT Dental College...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
María Inés Frola, Rocío Barrios
Oral cancer is the most common of head and neck tumours. Dentists have an important role in the most effective prevention measures: controlling aetiological factors and early detection. Dental curriculum has suffered changes in their structures and contents during Bologna process. The aim of this study is to explore oral cancer knowledge and attitudes among dental students of Granada after the implementation of the Bologna plan. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the School of Dentistry of the University of Granada...
February 10, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
Sadeq Ali Al-Maweri, Walid Ahmed Al-Soneidar, Esam Dhaifullah, Esam Saleh Halboub, Bassel Tarakji
More than 50 % of oral cancer cases are diagnosed at advanced stages. Public knowledge about oral cancer can help in prevention and early detection of the disease. The aim of the present study was to assess the levels of awareness and knowledge about signs and risk factors of oral cancer among dental patients in Saudi Arabia. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information from 1410 randomly selected patients attending dental departments within public hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software...
October 1, 2015: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
Sayed Mohammad Razavi, Bahareh Tahani, Samin Nouri, Azadeh Khazaei
BACKGROUND: One of the main causes of delay in diagnosis of oral cancer is lack of awareness about aetiology and symptoms among the general population. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and practice of patients regarding oral cancer and their attitude towards tobacco cessation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was carried out in Isfahan-Iran in 2014. A 29-item self-administrated questionnaire was designed and piloted and distributed to patients attending dental clinics...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Dolar Doshi, B Srikanth Reddy, P Karunakar, Kopparesh Deshpande
BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to ascertain knowledge about HPV, cervical cancer (CC) and the Pap test among female dental students of Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Hyderabad, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire covering demographic details, knowledge relating to human papilloma virus (HPV) (8 items), cervical cancer (4 items) and the Pap smear (6 items) was employed. Responses were coded as "True, False and Don't Know"...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Susan E Sutherland, Karen A Moline
The complex care required to address the needs of head and neck cancer patients requires interprofessional collaboration. Using the compelling narrative of a patient's journey through cancer treatment in the Canadian setting, the aim of this study was to engage health professions students to discover the importance of interprofessional care for complex patients, while delivering content on head and neck cancer care and providing training/experience in interprofessional education (IPE) facilitation to clinicians...
June 2015: Journal of Dental Education
Sadeq Ali Al-Maweri, Alkasem Abbas, Bassel Tarakji, Aisha Saleh Al-Jamaei, Nader Ahmed Alaizari, Hashem M Al-Shamiri
BACKGROUND: Oral cancer presents with high mortality rates, and the likelihood of survival is remarkably superior when detected early. Health care providers, particularly dentists, play a critical role in early detection of oral cancers and should be knowledgeable and skillful in oral cancer diagnosis. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to assess the current knowledge of future Yemeni dentists and their opinions on oral cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pretested self-administered questionnaire was distributed to fourth and fifth year dental students...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Abdul Samad Gichki, Waranun Buajeeb, Sombhun Doungudomdacha, Siribang-On Pibooniyom Khovidhunkit
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) remain a serious world health problem due to their association with cervical and head and neck cancers. While over 100 HPV types have been identified, only a few subtypes are associated with malignancies. HPV 16 and 18 are the most prevalent oncogenic types in head and neck cancers. Although it has been proven that some subsets of benign and malignant head and neck lesions are associated with HPV, the general population have very little awareness and knowledge of their association with HPV...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
K Allen, C S Farah
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinomas and potentially malignant oral disorders can be detected early by visually inspecting the oral soft tissues. This study aimed to determine Australian dentists' opinions and practices regarding oral mucosal screening, referral and oral cancer prevention. METHODS: Nine hundred and ninety-nine randomly selected general dentists were mailed a questionnaire. The questionnaire queried practitioners' opinions and perceptions of oral mucosal screening, their referral practices and their beliefs regarding detection and prevention of oral cancer...
March 2015: Australian Dental Journal
Sayed Mohammad Razavi, Behzad Zolfaghari, Mostafa Emami Doost, Bahareh Tahani
BACKGROUND: Oral health professionals are responsible in Iran for providing a brief tobacco cessation program to smoker patients. The aim of this study was to assess Iranian dental student and dentist practice, knowledge and attitudes toward smoking cessation programs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A valid and reliable self-administered questionnaire was designed and distributed to 150 dentists working in Isfahan-Iran and 60 dental students. Some questions were developed based on the expected 5A tobacco cessation protocol...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Kamran Habib Awan, Tan W Khang, Tye K Yee, Rosnah B Zain
BACKGROUND: Oral cancer is a foremost health dilemma in several regions of the world. General dental practitioners and general medical practitioners play a major role in recognition of oral mucosal changes that may lead to malignancy. Their knowledge in oral cancer itself and the risk factors associated with the disease need to be sufficient. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to investigate awareness and knowledge of undergraduate dental and medical students in early detection and prevention of oral cancer...
October 2014: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Y Hassona, C Scully, A Almangush, Z Baqain, F Sawair
BACKGROUND: To determine the prevalence, types, and risk factors of oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) among a group of Arab Jordanian dental patients, and to evaluate their awareness and attitudes toward early diagnosis and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1,041 patients attending a University Hospital for dental care were examined for the presence of OPMDs. Histopathological examination was performed on all cases clinically diagnosed and patients were directly interviewed to evaluate their knowledge and attitudes toward early detection and treatment of oral cancer...
2014: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Chitra Anandani, Rashmi Metgud, Gayathri Ramesh, Karanprakash Singh
PURPOSE: Oral cancer presents with high mortality rates, and the likelihood of survival is remarkably better when detected early. The present study aimed to assess the awareness of general dental practitioners (GDPs) about oral screening and biopsy procedures in Udaipur, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 83 GDPs were surveyed using a self-administered structured questionnaire consisting of several mandatory and optional questions. The data were analysed and frequency distribution was performed...
2015: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
Yazan Hassona, Crispian Scully, Mais Abu Ghosh, Zaid Khoury, Shadi Jarrar, Faleh Sawair
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to assess the levels of awareness, knowledge about signs and risk factors of mouth (oral) cancer, and attitudes towards early diagnosis and treatment among dental outpatients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1,200 adult outpatients attending dental clinics at the University of Jordan Hospital for dental examination and treatment were randomly selected to participate in the study. An 18-item pretested close-ended questionnaire was used for the study...
February 2015: International Dental Journal
Kari Sulenes, Jillian Freitas, Lauren Justice, Dana Dharmakaya Colgan, Margaret Shean, Christiane Brems
OBJECTIVE: Nearly 38% of U.S. adults use complementary and alternative medicine approaches to manage physical conditions (e.g., chronic pain, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure) and psychological or emotional health concerns (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression). Research evidence has accumulated for yoga as an effective treatment approach for these conditions. Further, yoga has increased in popularity among healthcare providers and the general population...
January 2015: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Gambhir Ramandeep, Singh Arshdeep, Kapoor Vinod, Pannu Parampreet
BACKGROUND: Limited health literacy among adults is one of the many barriers to better oral health outcomes. It is not uncommon to find people who consider understanding oral health information a challenge. Therefore, the present study assessed oral health literacy among clients visiting Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital, Rajpura. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 450participants who visited the Out Patient Department (OPD) of Gian Sagar Dental College and Hospital for a period of two months (Nov-Dec, 2013)...
July 2014: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
K Allen, P J Ford, C S Farah
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe oral mucosal screening and referral attitudes of Australian oral health therapists (OHTs) and dental hygienists (DHs). METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed to participants who attended dental hygiene courses run in both regional and metropolitan Queensland. RESULTS: One hundred and two participants comprised 58 OHTs and 44 DHs, with a mean of 8.9 years since graduation. Thirty-four participants worked in regional locations, while 68 were from metropolitan areas...
August 2015: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Jocelyn R Howard, Julia Ramirez, Yuelin Li, Francesca Gany
This exploratory study assesses the dental care needs and access of low-income, mostly immigrant cancer patients enrolled in New York City's Integrated Cancer Care Action Network (ICCAN). A nested cohort of patients from ICCAN responded to a dental needs assessment that surveyed current dental health as well as access to, and use of, dental services. 373 patients participated. Self-report of having a dentist to visit, current dental problems, income, and insurance most significantly predicted a dentist visit in the past year...
February 2015: Journal of Community Health
Fabrício Bitu Sousa, Malena Regina de Freitas e Silva, Clarissa Pessoa Fernandes, Paulo Goberlânio de Barros Silva, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes Alves
The aim of this study is to share the experience of implementing a network for the diagnosis of oral cancer by integrating primary, secondary, and tertiary oral health care centers and identifying the possible weaknesses of the process. The study also investigated the risks of exposure to the main risk factors for oral and lip cancer and their most common potentially malignant lesions (PML). A quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted in two different regions, with patients seen at a primary health care facility from August 2010 to July 2011...
2014: Brazilian Oral Research
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