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dc.contributor.authorArora, A
dc.contributor.authorLucas, D
dc.contributor.authorTo, M
dc.contributor.authorChimoriya, R
dc.contributor.authorBhole, S
dc.contributor.authorTadakamadla, SK
dc.contributor.authorCrall, JJ
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-04T00:58:50Z
dc.date.available2021-05-04T00:58:50Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph18073521
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/404108
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study aims to explore and gain an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and perceptions of mothers living in Greater Western Sydney (GWS), one of Australia’s most socio-economically disadvantaged regions, regarding the factors that influence oral health of young children. Mother–child dyads (n = 45) were purposively selected from a population-based cohort study in GWS. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and subsequently analyzed using thematic analysis. Five main themes emerged from the interviews: (1) beliefs about child oral health and first set of teeth; (2) awareness and attitudes towards oral health services; (3) identification of caries risk and protective factors; (4) broader cultural and social class influences on childhood oral health practices; and (5) the influence of parental self-confidence, self-efficacy, and perceived control. Overall, mothers reported having limited knowledge and awareness on the importance of baby teeth, child’s first dental visit, and seeking oral health care. Oral health and preventative practices in children were reported to be influenced by past dental experiences, culture and social class, and parental factors. The empirical findings of this study bring our attention to the critical factors that influence child oral health and the opportunities for co-creating child oral health promotion by targeting mothers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom3521
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1105
dc.subject.keywordsearly childhood
dc.subject.keywordsoral health
dc.subject.keywordsprevention
dc.subject.keywordsqualitative study
dc.subject.keywordssocial determinants
dc.titleHow do mothers living in socially deprived communities perceive oral health of young children? A qualitative study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationArora, A; Lucas, D; To, M; Chimoriya, R; Bhole, S; Tadakamadla, SK; Crall, JJ, How do mothers living in socially deprived communities perceive oral health of young children? A qualitative study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, 18 (7), pp. 3521
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-03-25
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-05-03T22:35:33Z
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gro.griffith.authorTadakamadla, Santosh Kumar


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