Database of Research on Ageing

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Factors associated with self-reported use of dental health services among older Greek and Italian immigrants

Author/s: Mariño, R. Wright, C. Schofield, M. Calache, H. Minichiello, V. | Year: 2005 | Publication type: Journal article | Peer reviewed: | Topic area/s: Dental

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Key Words:
Greek, Italian, oral health, barriers to service use
Research aim:
Utilization of dental health services by older Greek and Italian immigrants in Melbourne, Australia
Results/Conclusion:
Nearly 41 % of Greek and 45 % of Italian respondents had used dental services in the previous year. As barriers to care, Greek participants most often cited waiting lists and waiting time in the office. Italian participants most often identified cost, length of waiting lists and language barriers. Multivariate analyses associated recent use of dental services with number of teeth, oral health knowledge, age and occupation before retirement for both groups, as well as living arrangements among Greek participants and perceived barriers among Italian participants.
Implications:
Findings highlight the need for oral health promotion programs targeted toward older adults from immigrant populations and reductions of the structural barriers that prevent these adults from seeking oral health care.
Cultural Group(s):
Greek, Italian
Location of study:
Victoria (Melbourne)
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Number included in study:
634; 374 Greeks, 360 Italian
Type of participants:
Greek and Italian adults who received an oral examination
Research approach:
Quantitative
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Primary
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Transcultural dental training: addressing the oral health care needs of people from culturally diverse backgrounds

Author/s: Marino, R. Morgan, M. Hopcraft, M. | Year: 2012 | Publication type: Journal article | Peer reviewed: | Topic area/s: Dental, Culturally Appropriate Care

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Key Words:
dental health, culturally appropriate care, cultural awareness
Research aim:
This paper provides an overview of the transcultural issues in oral health care which might confront dental students when treating culturally diverse patients. It will also discuss possible modifications to the dental curriculum to ensure that the future oral health workforce understands the complex health care needs of a multicultural society. This information will give planners and stakeholders an insight into the nature of the cultural issues which future dentists are likely to encounter while treating patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
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Implications:
This would help to establish the need to incorporate transcultural awareness modules to enhance quality of care and to respond effectively and sensitively to cultural issues.
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Discussion paper about the need for dental students to have cultural awareness when working with patients from different cultural backgrounds