The objective of this study is to describe for a diverse sample of dentate adults the incidence of dental care use and predisposing, enabling, and need correlates of that use.
The Florida Dental Care Study (FDCS) is a prospective longitudinal cohort study of persons who at baseline had at least one natural tooth, were 45 years or older, and who resided in north Florida, U.S.A. An in-person interview and clinical dental examination were conducted at baseline and 24 months after baseline. with 6-monthly telephone interviews between those times.
Seventy-seven percent of subjects reported one or more dental visits during the 24 months of follow-up.
Six-monthly use ranged from 46% to 55%. Incident perceived need for care and certain incident self-reported oral signs and symptoms were strongly predictive of incident dental care use.
Decrements in oral functional limitation, oral disadvantage, and self-rated oral health were predictive of less care bivariately, but were not salient in a multivariate model, with two notable exceptions : two measures related to esthetics.
The conclusions are that certain measures of need (perceived need and specific self-reported signs and symptoms) were important predictors of incident dental care. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Service santé, Dent pathologie, Etude longitudinale, Homme, Epidémiologie, Besoin, Facteur prédictif, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Stomatologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Health service, Dental disease, Follow up study, Human, Epidemiology, Need, Predictive factor, Florida, United States, North America, America, Stomatology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0391601
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 25/01/1999.