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Personal tobacco use behaviors and tobacco cessation activities of dental and dental hygiene students in U.S. dental schools [electronic resource] /

by Hatfield, Amanda S.

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PERSONAL TOBACCO USE BEHAVIORS AND TOBACCO CESSATION ACTIVITIES OF DENTAL AND DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENTS IN U.S. DENTAL SCHOOLS The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the tobacco use behaviors of dental and dental hygiene students enrolled in U.S. dental schools with their perceptions and performance of tobacco use cessation counseling activities (TUCCA). A survey was mailed to a stratified sampling of accredited dental schools with which dental hygiene programs (n=8) were affiliated. Results were reported in frequencies, cumulative frequencies, and percentages. With use of the JMP program, Chi Square analyses were performed to test for statistical significance. Response rates of 57.1% from the dental programs (n=7) and 100% from the dental hygiene programs (n=8) were achieved. Results revealed statistically significant differences (p ? .05) among dental and dental hygiene students in types of tobacco used and performance of
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School:West Virginia University

School Location:USA - West Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:dental students hygienists tobacco habit use cessation

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