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Dentine Hypersensitivity: Developing a Person-Centred Approach to Oral Health.


Dentine Hypersensitivity: Developing a Person-Centred Approach to Oral Health

Edited by Peter G. Robinson

Academic Press


317 pages




Dentists, psychologists, sociologists, and scientists from the UK, US, China, and Canada present 18 chapters that outline a person-centered approach to oral health care and research using dentine hypersensitivity as a case study. They utilize a biopsychosocial model that focuses on the interaction between the person and the disease, the improvement of health rather than treatment of disease, and the societal context. They present the findings of studies of dentine hypersensitivity that draw on epidemiology, sociology, psychology, laboratory science, clinical dentistry, and dental public health, and discuss its clinical presentation and physiological mechanisms, its diagnosis and prevalence, contemporary treatments, assessment of health-related quality of life, and the development of a condition-specific oral health quality of life measure that takes into account the personal and functional impact. They discuss the construction of the questionnaire, its validation, the development and testing of short forms, analysis of data from three randomized controlled trials, the questionnaire's adaptation in China, its application to research on response shift, the application of psychological theory and methods, and the development and testing of labeled magnitude scales to record differences in pain as well as measurements of quality of life and experience. They also discuss the role of illness beliefs and coping in adjustment, the structure and origins of accounts of illness associated with dentine hypersensitivity, the meaning of language used in accounts of the condition, and the role of consumer advertising. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Oct 1, 2015
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