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Korduner, E.-K., Söderfeldt, B., Bagewitz, I. C., Von Steyern, P. V. & Wolf, E. (2016). The Shortened Dental Arch concept from the perspective of Swedish General Dental Practitioners: a qualitative study (ed.). Swedish Dental Journal, 40(1), 1-11
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2016 (English)In: Swedish Dental Journal, ISSN 0347-9994, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim was to study the cognizance of and attitudes towards the Shortened Dental Arch (SDA) concept among Swedish General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) and the application of the SDA concept in their treatment planning using Qualitative Content Analysis. Eleven Swedish GDPs were purposively selected and all agreed to participate. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted and covered treatment considerations concerning two patient cases and the participants' reflections regarding pre-formulated statements about the SDA concept. Qualitative content analysis was used to analyze this data. The emerging theme was "the SDA concept is irrelevant" in the sense of the GDPs disregarding treatments providing dentitions with loss of posterior teeth. There was a strong reluctance to extract teeth, without consideration of the SDA concept, and a firmly patient-focused attitude towards the needs, age and financial situation of the patients. Within the limitations of this study, Swedish GDPs show little or no cognizance of the SDA concept and it does not seem to be applied in their treatment planning. The results show that the qualitative methodology can be beneficial for further understanding of cognizance and attitudes towards the SDA concept

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Dental Association, 2016
Keywords
molar support, preserving teeth, qualitative content analysis, SDA, attitudes
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-6238 (URN)000374716300002 ()27464377 (PubMedID)23095 (Local ID)23095 (Archive number)23095 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-06-17Bibliographically approved
De Visschere, L., de Baat, C., De Meyer, L., van der Putten, G.-J., Peeters, B., Söderfeldt, B. & Vanobbergen, J. (2015). The integration of oral health care into day-to-day care in nursing homes: a qualitative study (ed.). Gerodontology, 32(2), 115-122
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2015 (English)In: Gerodontology, ISSN 0734-0664, E-ISSN 1741-2358, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 115-122Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

ObjectiveThis qualitative study explored barriers and enabling factors to the implementation of an oral hygiene protocol in nursing homes. BackgroundOral health care in nursing homes in Flanders (Belgium) is inadequate. Materials and methodsQualitative data were obtained from nurses employed in 13 nursing homes involved in two randomised controlled trials in Flanders-Belgium. Data were collected by focus group and face-to-face interviews during April 2005 and December 2009. All transcripts were analysed with support of NVivo 8 (Version 2008). Transcripts were intuitively analysed in a two-step method. ResultsMost revealed barriers were consistent with previous findings in the literature. Newly reported barriers were respect for residents' self-determination, experience based oral health care by nurses, residents' oral health status and nurses' inability to notice residents' oral health status. Demand-driven oral health care was found to be a strong enabling factor. ConclusionThe integration of oral health care into day-to-day care seems to be a major problem due to a multitude of barriers. In future implementation innovations in oral health care an a priori assessment of influencing factors is recommended.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2015
Keywords
oral health care, nursing homes, barriers and enabling factors
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-5791 (URN)10.1111/ger.12062 (DOI)000354565200006 ()23786637 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84929505061 (Scopus ID)20027 (Local ID)20027 (Archive number)20027 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Johansson, G., Söderfeldt, B. & Östberg, A.-L. (2015). Young adults' views on the relevance of three measures for oral health-related quality of life (ed.). International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 13(3), 184-191
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2015 (English)In: International Journal of Dental Hygiene, ISSN 1601-5029, E-ISSN 1601-5037, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 184-191Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the views of young adults on the relevance of three measures of oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). METHODS: Sixteen young adults aged 21-29 years were interviewed. The selection was strategic with reference to age (21-25 years.; 26-30 years), sex and education (university degree; upper secondary school). The interview guide covered areas on the content and construction of the measures: The Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP), the Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (OIDP) and the Oral Health-Related Quality of Life UK (OHRQoL-UK). The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. RESULTS: A theme expressing the latent content was formulated during the data analysis: 'young adults' own experiences were reflected in their views on the OHRQoL measures'; that is, the experiences of young adults of own oral problems and aspects that were found to be especially important for their age group influenced their view on the measures. The self-reported ability to understand and answer the questions varied and the perceived advantages and disadvantages were almost equally distributed among the three measures. CONCLUSIONS: The OHIP, OIDP and OHRQoL-UK were evaluated as being equal by the young adults in this study, with regard both to their pros and cons. The clarity of the measures was regarded as the most important factor, while the length and assessment period were less significant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2015
Keywords
oral health, quality of life, questionnaires, young adult
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-6453 (URN)10.1111/idh.12107 (DOI)000357889300006 ()25399740 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84937024382 (Scopus ID)18265 (Local ID)18265 (Archive number)18265 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Ayala-Luis, J., Johansson, V., Sampogna, F., Axtelius, B. & Söderfeldt, B. (2014). A multivariable analysis of patient dental satisfaction and oral health-related quality-of-life: A cross-sectional study based on DVSS and OHIP-14 (ed.). Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 72(3), 187-193
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2014 (English)In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850, Vol. 72, no 3, p. 187-193Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective. The aim of this paper was to study the association between dental satisfaction and oral health-related quality-of-life (OHRQoL) when controlling for individual, clinical and psychological factors. Materials. Secondary analysis was conducted using data from a large study carried out in the Swedish region of Varmland in 2004. The questionnaire included demographic variables, clinical assessment and the following instruments: the Dental Visit Satisfaction Scale (DVSS), the short version of Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) and a modified version of the revised helping alliance questionnaire. Internal consistency analysis was undertaken on the instruments to assess reliability; bivariate comparisons were assessed to compare DVSS scores with individual factors (age, gender and education). In addition, a three step hierarchical multiple regression analysis was performed with DVSS as a dependent variable. Results. Data were completed for 485 randomly selected patients. The mean age of participants was 43.5 years, 54.6% were women, and 41.2% had high education. The median DVSS score was 48 (range 10-50) and the median OHIP was 3.0 (range 0-56). All the instruments showed good reliability. Bivariate analysis showed that females were more satisfied than males (p <= 0.01) and patients of 50 years or older were more satisfied than the younger ones (p <= 0.05). Finally, the following variables explained 31% of the variance of being very satisfied with dental visit: a good OHRQoL and patients' positive perceptions of the relationship with their care provider. Conclusion. This study showed positive associations between dental satisfaction and OHRQoL when controlling for related factors. The result suggests that care providers should take into account the various dimensions of OHRQoL rather than use only clinical measurements when they evaluate patient satisfaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014
Keywords
dentist-patient relations, patient satisfaction, public health dentistry, quality-of-life, regression analysis
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-6071 (URN)10.3109/00016357.2012.762987 (DOI)000333047400004 ()24460031 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84899024481 (Scopus ID)27447 (Local ID)27447 (Archive number)27447 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Barzangi, J., Unell, L., Söderfeldt, B. & Arnrup, K. (2014). Infant dental enucleation: A literature review on a traditional remedial practice in East Africa (ed.). Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 72(3), 168-178
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2014 (English)In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850, Vol. 72, no 3, p. 168-178Article, review/survey (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Objective. To summarize and review the literature on infant dental enucleation, a traditional remedial procedure prevalent mainly in East Africa. Materials and methods. Literature searches were made electronically using general and specialized search engines. The main search was performed through a systematic strategy in PubMed, comprising tabulated keywords, search codes, and translated and transliterated terms. Criteria for the selection of studies were designed to provide a general understanding of the procedure. The findings were synthesized into two sections: a summary of the population prevalence studies, and a thematic literature review. Results. An overview of the known prevalence and clinical specifications was established. Insight was gained into the purpose of the procedure and the factors influencing its performance. Diverging suggestions were seen with regard to the rationale for use of infant dental enucleation between different populations. Moreover, reports of complications and consequences involving the general health and the dentoalveolar structures of patients were examined. Conclusions. Prevalence, clinical features and risks of infant dental enucleation point to a need for greater awareness of the procedure. Further, there is a need for specific guidelines regarding management of suspected cases within dental and healthcare communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014
Keywords
African traditional medicine, attitude to health, cuspid, post-operative complications, tooth germ surgery
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-1013 (URN)10.3109/00016357.2013.817603 (DOI)000333047400002 ()23865550 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84898946480 (Scopus ID)27472 (Local ID)27472 (Archive number)27472 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Barzangi, J., Unell, L., Söderfeldt, B., Bond, J., Musse, I. A. & Arnrup, K. (2014). Infant dental enucleation in an East African population in Sweden: a cross-sectional study on dental records (ed.). International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 24(3), 209-214
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2014 (English)In: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, ISSN 0960-7439, E-ISSN 1365-263X, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 209-214Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Aim To examine the prevalence of infant dental enucleation (IDE) of primary canines, an East African traditional remedial procedure, in a multiethnic population of children in Sweden. Design A cross-sectional study was conducted of dental records of 1133 patients (mean age 4.6years, SD +/- 1.4) attending one public dental service clinic in Sweden. The clinic was located in an area with a large multiethnic community. All were born within the years 2002-2006 and had received a check-up in one of the years 2007-2009. A registry was made of missing primary canines where no reason could be found. In documented cases, information about ethnic origin was extracted. Statistical grouping was made according to known East African ethnicities. Results At least 36 ethnicities were recorded. Twenty-four (2.1%) patients were missing one or more canines according to the criteria for IDE. Significant difference was seen when comparison was made between patients of known East African ethnicities, of whom 20.8% (21/101) manifested findings consistent with the criteria, and the rest of the population (3/1032; P<0.001). Conclusions Prevalence of cases suggestive of IDE among patients of East African origin points to a need for increased awareness within dental and healthcare communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2014
Keywords
Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine, Pediatrics
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-6059 (URN)10.1111/ipd.12063 (DOI)000333828800007 ()24033908 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84897962413 (Scopus ID)27441 (Local ID)27441 (Archive number)27441 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Ståhlnacke, K. & Söderfeldt, B. (2013). An interview study of persons who attribute health problems to dental filling materials: part two in a triangulation study on 65 and 75 years old Swedes (ed.). Swedish Dental Journal, 37(3), 121-130
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2013 (English)In: Swedish Dental Journal, ISSN 0347-9994, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 121-130Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dental materials are perceived as a health problem by some people, although scientists do not agree about possible causes of such problems. The aim of this paper was to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of experiences from living with health problems attributed to dental materials. Addressed topics were the type of problem, both as to general and oral health, perceived causes of the problems,their experienced effect on life, and reception by health professionals. Persons, who in a previous large questionnaire study had answered that they had experienced troubles from dental materials and also agreed to answer follow-up questions, were contacted with a request to take part in an interview study. Eleven individual interviews were held.The interviews were transcribed verbatim and the material was analysed according to the Qualitative Content Analysis method. Meaning units were extracted and condensed into a number of codes, which were combined into subcategories, categories, and themes. Four themes were identified: 1) Long-term oral, mental, and somatic difficulties of varying character, caused by dental amalgam. 2) Problems treated mainly by replacement of dental material in fillings. 3) Powerful effects on life, mostly negative. 4) The reception by health professionals was generally good, but with elements of encounters where they felt treated with nonchalance and lack of respect. In conclusion, people who attributed their health difficulties to dental materials had a complex range of problems and the perception was that amalgam/mercury was the cause of the troubles. The reception from health professionals was perceived as generally good, although with occasional negative experiences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges tandläkarförbund, 2013
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-15413 (URN)000326953000003 ()24341165 (PubMedID)17729 (Local ID)17729 (Archive number)17729 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Mårtensson, C., Söderfeldt, B., Axtelius, B. & Andersson, P. (2013). Knowledge of periodontitis and self-perceived oral health: a survey of periodontal specialist patients (ed.). Swedish Dental Journal, 37(1), 49-58
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2013 (Swedish)In: Swedish Dental Journal, ISSN 0347-9994, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 49-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate changes in knowledge of periodontal disease among patients referred to periodontal specialist clinics. A further aim was to investigate the patients' self- perceived oral health before the treatment. Patients referred to five specialist clinics in periodontology for comprehensive periodontal treatment were consecutive sampled. The study was based on a questionnaire in a before and after design. The first questionnaire was sent to the patients before visiting the specialist clinic and the second was sent after six months. Four questions were analysed, two to measure knowledge about periodontitis and two to measure the patients self- perceived oral health. The first questionnaire was sent by post to 273 patients with a response rate of 31%. The second questionnaire was sent to 85 patients with a response rate of 73%. The results of the study showed a statistically significant improvement of correct answers on the knowledge questions after six months was found for scaling (p = 0.006), X-ray examination (p = 0.001) and increased space between the teeth (p = 0.001). The most frequent self-perceived trouble from the mouth was bleeding gum (70%) and sensitive teeth (51%). In conclusion knowledge of periodontitis improved after visiting the specialist clinic of periodontology. Many of the patients experienced some problems of the mouth

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges tandläkarförbund, 2013
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-6267 (URN)000319787700006 ()23721037 (PubMedID)16006 (Local ID)16006 (Archive number)16006 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Dimberg, L., Lennartsson, B., Söderfeldt, B. & Bondemark, L. (2013). Malocclusions in children at 3 and 7 years of age: a longitudinal study (ed.). European Journal of Orthodontics, 35(1), 131-137
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2013 (English)In: European Journal of Orthodontics, ISSN 0141-5387, E-ISSN 1460-2210, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 131-137Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this longitudinal study was to compare the prevalence of malocclusion at ages 3 and 7 years in a sample of children, exploring the hypothesis that prevalence of malocclusion is higher at 3 than at 7 years of age and may be influenced by sucking habits. The study sample comprised 386 children (199 girls and 187 boys), aged 3 years at study start, sourced from three Public Dental Service clinics in Sweden. Malocclusion was diagnosed by clinical examination, using a specific protocol. Data on allergy, traumatic injuries, sucking habits, and breathing pattern including nocturnal breathing disturbances were obtained by means of a questionnaire answered by child and parent in conjunction with the initial and final clinical examination. The overall prevalence of malocclusion decreased significantly, from 70 to 58% (P < 0.0001): predominantly anterior open bite, excessive overjet, and Class III malocclusion. Although high rates of spontaneous correction were also noted for deep bite, Class II malocclusion and posterior and anterior crossbites, new cases developed at almost the same rate; thus, the prevalence was unchanged at the end of the observation period. Anterior open bite and posterior crossbite were the only conditions showing significant associations with sucking habits. The results confirm the hypothesis of higher prevalence of malocclusion at 3 years of age and clearly support the strategy of deferring orthodontic correction of malocclusion until the mixed dentition stage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2013
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-7053 (URN)10.1093/ejo/cjr110 (DOI)000314118800019 ()22045694 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84875693660 (Scopus ID)13266 (Local ID)13266 (Archive number)13266 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-03-19Bibliographically approved
Ordell, S., Söderfeldt, B., Hjalmers, K., Berthelsen, H. & Bergström, K. (2013). Organization and overall job satisfaction among publicly employed, salaried dentists in Sweden and Denmark (ed.). Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, 71(6), 1443-1452
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2013 (English)In: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6357, E-ISSN 1502-3850, Vol. 71, no 6, p. 1443-1452Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract Background. In Sweden and Denmark, clinical dentistry is changing and public dentistry is in transition towards more market orientation. Dentists' overall job satisfaction is important for how public dentistry can fulfil the new expectations from patients, the public and politicians. Objectives. The aim of this study was to investigate what organizational factors were important for publicly employed salaried dentists' overall job satisfaction. Methods. A random sample of active, general dental practitioners (private and publicly employed) was selected in Denmark and in Sweden, and they received a postal questionnaire. The number of questionnaires was 1835 and the response rate was 68% (n = 1226). This study analysed only the publicly employed dentists. The sampling frame for the Swedish dentists was 431, response rate 68.9% (n = 297) and for the Danish ones 194, response rate 81.9% (n = 159). Multivariate regression was used with overall job satisfaction as a dependent variable. Results. Common organizational variables were important. The used model explained between 32% (Sweden) and 39% (Denmark) of the variance in overall job satisfaction. The only significant individual factor was less job satisfaction for Swedish dentists born outside Sweden. An organizational climate characterized by a focus on professional values was associated with job satisfaction in both countries. Among the Swedish dentists, number of colleagues and degree of influence were also important and among the Danish ones sufficient time for patients. Conclusions. Organizational factors had an impact on salaried publicly employed dentists' overall job satisfaction in both countries. The findings may have implications for other Human Service Organizations with employed professionals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2013
Keywords
dentists, public dentistry, organization, international comparison, psycho-social work environment
National Category
Dentistry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-15615 (URN)10.3109/00016357.2013.767933 (DOI)000326678700014 ()23972204 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84887237797 (Scopus ID)16011 (Local ID)16011 (Archive number)16011 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-03-30 Created: 2020-03-30 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
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Organisation och ett gott arbete - hållbart arbetsliv i vårdarbete. Exemplet tandvård i Sverige och Danmark.; Malmö högskola, Centre for Work Life and Evaluation Studies (CTA) (Closed down 2017-12-31)
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