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Adolescents' experiences of using removable functional appliances

Författare och institution:
E. Cirgic (Institutionen för odontologi); Heidrun Kjellberg (Institutionen för odontologi); Ken Hansen (Institutionen för odontologi); Margret Lepp (Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa)
Publicerad i:
Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research, 18 ( 3 ) s. 165-174
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Structured Abstract ObjectivesThe aim of this qualitative study was to explore and describe adolescents experiences of treatment with removable functional appliances. Setting and sample populationPublic Dental Service, Gothenburg, Sweden. Material and methodsIndividual interviews focusing on adolescents' experiences of using a removable functional appliance were held with 21 adolescents (12 girls and nine boys). The mean age of the participants was 13.2years (range 11-15, SD 1.25) at the interview occasion. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed according to a qualitative research approach, phenomenography. ResultsOutcomes of data analysis emerged in five categories with totally 12 subcategories that describe the adolescents' various conceptions of the treatment. The adolescent's experiences of using removable functional appliance appeared to have a large variation, comprising of the individual approach, feelings and strategies, the dentist role and receiving external support. ConclusionParticipants developed their own strategies of measurement to see improvement. An active involvement of the adolescents' in the treatment seems to be needed, supported by the dentist at coming appointments, using overjet measurement as a tool for motivation. Furthermore, efforts should be made by clinicians to listen and understand adolescents' needs and requirement before the treatment start.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
angle class II, functional appliances, interview, phenomenography, qualitative, ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT, PATIENT NONCOMPLIANCE, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH, COOPERATION, PHENOMENOGRAPHY, PREDICTION, CHILDREN, RIGOR, WEAR, Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine
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2015-08-04 11:24
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2015-08-04 11:26

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