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General dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice : an exploratory study. / Shepherd, S. (Lead / Corresponding author); Young, L.; Clarkson, J. E.; Bonetti, D.; Ogden, G. R.

In: British Dental Journal, Vol. 208, No. 7, E13, 10.04.2010, p. -.

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Shepherd, S, Young, L, Clarkson, JE, Bonetti, D & Ogden, GR 2010, 'General dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice: an exploratory study' British Dental Journal, vol 208, no. 7, E13, pp. -. DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.342

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Shepherd, S., Young, L., Clarkson, J. E., Bonetti, D., & Ogden, G. R. (2010). General dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice: an exploratory study. British Dental Journal, 208(7), -. [E13]. DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.342

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Shepherd S, Young L, Clarkson JE, Bonetti D, Ogden GR. General dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice: an exploratory study. British Dental Journal. 2010 Apr 10;208(7):-. E13. Available from, DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.342

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Shepherd, S. (Lead / Corresponding author); Young, L.; Clarkson, J. E.; Bonetti, D.; Ogden, G. R. / General dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice : an exploratory study.

In: British Dental Journal, Vol. 208, No. 7, E13, 10.04.2010, p. -.

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title = "General dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice: an exploratory study",
keywords = "Alcohol Drinking, Alcohol-Related Disorders, Alcoholic Intoxication, Alcoholism, Attitude of Health Personnel, Attitude to Health, Communication, Counseling, Dentist-Patient Relations, Dentists, Education, Dental, Female, General Practice, Dental, Health Behavior, Health Status, Humans, Male, Oral Health, Patient Education as Topic, Scotland",
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T1 - General dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice

T2 - British Dental Journal

AU - Shepherd,S.

AU - Young,L.

AU - Clarkson,J. E.

AU - Bonetti,D.

AU - Ogden,G. R.

PY - 2010/4/10

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N2 - <p><b>Objective</b> To identify salient beliefs of general dental practitioners (GDPs) regarding their role in the identification of alcohol misuse and the provision of an alcohol related health message in the primary dental care setting. </p><p><b>Method</b> A convenience sample of 12 GDPs practising in the North Highland region of Scotland underwent semi-structured interview. An inductive approach was used with subsequent basic thematic content analysis performed on the transcripts. </p><p><b>Results </b>GDPs universally agreed that alcohol consumption plays a role in both oral health and general health but this did not translate into effective communication about alcohol during dental consultation. Current knowledge of recommended safe alcohol consumption guidelines was poor - evidence of potential GDP training requirements. The primary barriers related to disruption of the clinician-patient relationship, embarrassment or the perceived irrelevance to the clinical situation. GDPs expressed low confidence in approaching alcohol related problems. </p><p><b>Conclusions</b> GDPs felt that alcohol based discussions in primary care would not be relevant and would inevitably lead to disruption of the patient-clinician relationship. Further research is necessary to more fully understand the attitudes, behaviour and knowledge of GDPs regarding the provision of alcohol related health advice. The results of this study have informed the design of a paper postal survey for wider distribution.</p>

AB - <p><b>Objective</b> To identify salient beliefs of general dental practitioners (GDPs) regarding their role in the identification of alcohol misuse and the provision of an alcohol related health message in the primary dental care setting. </p><p><b>Method</b> A convenience sample of 12 GDPs practising in the North Highland region of Scotland underwent semi-structured interview. An inductive approach was used with subsequent basic thematic content analysis performed on the transcripts. </p><p><b>Results </b>GDPs universally agreed that alcohol consumption plays a role in both oral health and general health but this did not translate into effective communication about alcohol during dental consultation. Current knowledge of recommended safe alcohol consumption guidelines was poor - evidence of potential GDP training requirements. The primary barriers related to disruption of the clinician-patient relationship, embarrassment or the perceived irrelevance to the clinical situation. GDPs expressed low confidence in approaching alcohol related problems. </p><p><b>Conclusions</b> GDPs felt that alcohol based discussions in primary care would not be relevant and would inevitably lead to disruption of the patient-clinician relationship. Further research is necessary to more fully understand the attitudes, behaviour and knowledge of GDPs regarding the provision of alcohol related health advice. The results of this study have informed the design of a paper postal survey for wider distribution.</p>

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