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dc.contributor.authorPINE, CMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-22T10:51:02Z
dc.date.available2016-08-17en_US
dc.date.issued2016-11-10en_US
dc.date.submitted2016-11-16T21:47:15.930Z
dc.identifier.issn1930-7810en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/17804
dc.description.abstractAbstract Objective: Methods for reducing dental disease have traditionally focused on health education rather than targeting psychosocial determinants of the core behaviors through behavior change strategies. This study tested a novel intervention in the form of a children's story (Kitten's First Tooth) embedded with behavior change techniques (Abraham & Michie, 2008) with the aim of investigating how effective the intervention was at improving parents' efficacy and intention to enact oral health behaviors for their child. Method: A controlled before and after study conducted in a deprived area of England (n = 149; child mean age 4 years) with an intervention and control group. Changes in task specific parental self-efficacy (PSE) and intention were measured using the Oral Health Behaviors Questionnaire (OHBQ; Adair et al., 2004) at baseline and 3 months following intervention. Results: Of the 149 participants, 129 returned both baseline and evaluation questionnaires (retention 86.6%), 125 of these pairs of questionnaires were used in the analysis (83.4%). The OHBQ was analyzed using a general linear model (ANCOVA). A significant difference was found in favor of the intervention group for PSE related to child tooth brushing behaviors, F(1,1) = 12.04, p = .001, however no change was observed for PSE related to control of dietary sugars. Conclusions: A theorized children's story can be effective as an oral health promotion intervention by supporting parents to improve their child's oral health-related behavior. Change was observed for child tooth brushing but not sugar control. This may reflect story contents or may be indicative of difficulties of changing dietary behavior.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHealth Psychologyen_US
dc.rightsThis article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
dc.titleAn evaluation of a storybook targeting parental attitudes, intention and self-efficacy to change their child's oral health behaviouren_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder(c) APA 2016
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/hea0000428en_US
pubs.notesNo embargoen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-08-17en_US


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