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TRAINING THE TRAINER: DISABILITIES AND DENTAL HYGIENE

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dc.contributor.author GONZALEZ, ELMER E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-25T20:27:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-25T20:27:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-25T20:27:49Z
dc.date.submitted May 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/10821
dc.description.abstract This study was intended to measure knowledge change of direct care staff upon administration of an oral health education completed by lecture materials and/or hands on training. The study was an experimental design which included 30 participants from a local agency dedicated to provide services to people with disabilities. The sample consisted originally of two groups of 15 participants each. However, the actual number of participating subjects was 14 in the experimental group and 10 in the control group. Each group was randomly assigned to either a control or an experimental group. No specific criterion was set as to which participant was assigned to each group. The experimental group received a lecture and hands on training for a total of one hour and forty five minutes. The control group received a discussion facilitated by one of the investigators. Both the experimental and control groups received a pre- test and a post test. Considering all subjects together as a single group, n=24, the two sample t-test gave an estimated score difference of 0.05 which was significantly larger than zero (p-value=0.005), t= 2.168, df= 23, p-value= 0.005. Overall learning increased between tests. Considering the two groups independently, using a paired t-test to examine the data, the experimental group, n=14 had an estimated score difference of 0.0607 (p-value=0.01), t= 2.645, df= 13, p-value= 0.01, which was a significant improvement. The control group n=10, had an estimated score difference of 0.035 (p-value=0.14), t= 1.172, df= 9, p-value= 0.135, which was not a significant improvement. This study is beneficial in showing the influence of oral hygiene training for direct care staff who work with people with disabilities. Regardless of gender or education level, anyone providing services to people with disabilities can benefit from oral hygiene training. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS OF ALBUQUERQUE (ARCA) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject DISABILITIES en_US
dc.subject DENTAL HYGIENE en_US
dc.subject ORAL HYGIENE TRAINING en_US
dc.subject ORAL HEALTH en_US
dc.title TRAINING THE TRAINER: DISABILITIES AND DENTAL HYGIENE en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree DENTAL HYGIENE en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Dental Hygiene en_US
dc.description.advisor NATHE, CHRISTINE
dc.description.committee-member SANCHEZ-DILS, ELAINE
dc.description.committee-member LOGOTHETIS, DEMETRA
dc.description.committee-member GIANOPOULOS, VICKI


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