Oral health care and smoking cessation practices of interprofessional home care providers for their patients with HIV

Nancy Van Devanter, Caroline Dorsen, Peter Messeri, Donna Shelley, Andresa Person

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Abstract

The need for oral health services among patients with HIV, especially those in advanced stages of disease and those who smoke, has been well documented. Patients receiving HIV-related home care services provide an opportunity for assessment of oral health and smoking cessation needs; however, the majority of home care providers lack formal training to provide these services, thus interprofessional collaborations may be of value. This study assessed the oral health and smoking cessation practices of a random sample of 81 HIV home care providers. Results showed very favorable attitudes toward providing these services with some differences across disciplines. More than 70% of nurses would like to receive additional training in comprehensive oral health assessment by dental professionals. The study provides evidence for the potential of expanding these services for patients with HIV through interprofessional collaboration, in particular with nurses and dentists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-340
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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Oral Health
Smoking Cessation
Home Care Services
HIV
Delivery of Health Care
Nurses
Health Services Needs and Demand
Dentists
Smoke
Tooth

Keywords

  • Health services research
  • interprofessional care
  • interprofessional research
  • surveys
  • team-based practice

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  • Medicine(all)

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Oral health care and smoking cessation practices of interprofessional home care providers for their patients with HIV. / Van Devanter, Nancy; Dorsen, Caroline; Messeri, Peter; Shelley, Donna; Person, Andresa.

In: Journal of Interprofessional Care, Vol. 26, No. 4, 07.2012, p. 339-340.

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