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dc.contributor.authorLennemann, Tracey
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-28T14:50:33Z
dc.date.available2017-11-28T14:50:33Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14946
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to examine potential sustainable delivery methods for Oral Health Promotion (OHP) in developing populations in India, utilising non-dental rural community development groups, specifically those led by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) involved in community development. The focus of this research was based on a longitudinal cohort study experimental design for exploratory purposes conducted over a period of one year, using a randomised cluster sampling of community developmental projects within the rural-tribal villages of Ambernath, Maharashtra, India. The study was measured in 4 phases: oral health knowledge of village parents through a questionnaire, dental screenings of children, and integration of a ‘train-the-trainer’ type of Oral Health Awareness Programme (OHAP) for three test groups, followed by one-year comparison follow-up data. Findings show evidence of comprehension and dissemination of the information in the OHAP course. Screening data also showed a reduction in decay in primary and permanent teeth in the children, after one year, and a positive change in oral hygiene behaviours. The collaboration and utilisation of non-dental NGO teams and local participatory groups from a ‘grass-roots’ level was proven to be effective for disseminating information and activities for oral health awareness and promotional programmes within these populations. Evidence supports a collaboration of these groups can be recommended for introducing a structured and understandable oral health programme utilising non-dental NGO and local participatory groups.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDe Montfort Universityen
dc.subjectoral health promotionen
dc.subjectoral disease preventionen
dc.subjectNGOen
dc.subjectcommunity developmenten
dc.subjectcommunity-based groupsen
dc.subjectdental awarenessen
dc.subjectdental disease in rural communitiesen
dc.subjectoral health mind-setsen
dc.subjectunderserved populationsen
dc.subjectgrass-roots educationen
dc.titleSustainable (‘grass-roots’) approach to Oral Health Promotion Utilising Established NGO and Rural Community Groupsen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Health and Life Sciencesen
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Pharmacyen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen


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