Oral health content in diabetes self-management education programs

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Abstract

  • Oral health information was included in 89.5% of diabetes education programs in states with high diabetes prevalence compared to 85.9% in low prevalence states (P= 0.22). Comparing the high to low diabetes prevalence states, there were significant differences in odds for responding " yes" to the topics " show patients proper tooth brushing (and flossing) techniques" and " managing dry mouth" (Ps = 0.02). However, management of dry mouth, demonstrations and return demonstrations of oral hygiene techniques were covered by 27.0%, 10.1% and <1% programs, respectively. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
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  • Yuen HK; Marlow NM; Mahoney S; Slate E; Jenkins C; London S
  • Volume

  • 90
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  • 3