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Summary of : general dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice; an exploratory study. / Shepherd, S.; Young, L.; Clarkson, J. E.; Bonetti, D.; Ogden, G. R.

In: British Dental Journal, Vol. 208, No. 7, 04.2010, p. 304-305.

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Shepherd, S, Young, L, Clarkson, JE, Bonetti, D & Ogden, GR 2010, 'Summary of: general dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice; an exploratory study' British Dental Journal, vol 208, no. 7, pp. 304-305., 10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.321

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Shepherd, S., Young, L., Clarkson, J. E., Bonetti, D., & Ogden, G. R. (2010). Summary of: general dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice; an exploratory study. British Dental Journal, 208(7), 304-305. 10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.321

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Shepherd S, Young L, Clarkson JE, Bonetti D, Ogden GR. Summary of: general dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice; an exploratory study. British Dental Journal. 2010 Apr;208(7):304-305. Available from: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.321

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Shepherd, S.; Young, L.; Clarkson, J. E.; Bonetti, D.; Ogden, G. R. / Summary of : general dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice; an exploratory study.

In: British Dental Journal, Vol. 208, No. 7, 04.2010, p. 304-305.

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title = "Summary of: general dental practitioner views on providing alcohol related health advice; an exploratory study",
author = "S. Shepherd and L. Young and Clarkson, {J. E.} and D. Bonetti and Ogden, {G. R.}",
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volume = "208",
number = "7",
pages = "304--305",
journal = "British Dental Journal",
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T1 - Summary of

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A1 - Shepherd,S.

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A1 - Clarkson,J. E.

A1 - Bonetti,D.

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AU - Young,L.

AU - Clarkson,J. E.

AU - Bonetti,D.

AU - Ogden,G. R.

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N2 - <p>Objective 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. Method 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. Results 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. Conclusions 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>Objective 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. Method 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. Results 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. Conclusions 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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DO - 10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.321

M1 - Editorial

JO - British Dental Journal

JF - British Dental Journal

SN - 0007-0610

IS - 7

VL - 208

SP - 304

EP - 305

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