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Article: A review on the oral health impacts of acculturation

TitleA review on the oral health impacts of acculturation
Authors
KeywordsAcculturation
Dental care
Ethnicity
Immigrants
Oral health
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1096-4045
Citation
Journal of Immigrant And Minority Health, 2011, v. 13 n. 2, p. 202-213 How to Cite?
AbstractThe impact of acculturation on systemic health has been extensively investigated and is regarded as an important explanatory factor for health disparity. However, information is limited and fragmented on the oral health implications of acculturation. This study aimed to review the current evidence on the oral health impact of acculturation. Papers were retrieved from five electronic databases. Twenty-seven studies were included in this review. Their scientific quality was rated and key findings were summarized. Seventeen studies investigated the impacts of acculturation on the utilization of dental services; among them, 16 reported positive associations betwen at least one acculturation indicator and use of dental services. All 15 studies relating acculturation to oral diseases (dental caries and periodontal disease) suggested better oral health among acculturated individuals. Evidence is lacking to support that better oral health of acculturated immigrants is attributable to their improved dental attendance. Further researches involving other oral health behaviors and diseases and incorporating refined acculturation scales are needed. Prospective studies will facilitate the understanding on the trajectory of immigrants' oral health along the acculturation continuum. © 2010 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129051
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.759
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dc.contributor.authorGao, XLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, C-
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:31:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:31:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Immigrant And Minority Health, 2011, v. 13 n. 2, p. 202-213en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1557-1912en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129051-
dc.description.abstractThe impact of acculturation on systemic health has been extensively investigated and is regarded as an important explanatory factor for health disparity. However, information is limited and fragmented on the oral health implications of acculturation. This study aimed to review the current evidence on the oral health impact of acculturation. Papers were retrieved from five electronic databases. Twenty-seven studies were included in this review. Their scientific quality was rated and key findings were summarized. Seventeen studies investigated the impacts of acculturation on the utilization of dental services; among them, 16 reported positive associations betwen at least one acculturation indicator and use of dental services. All 15 studies relating acculturation to oral diseases (dental caries and periodontal disease) suggested better oral health among acculturated individuals. Evidence is lacking to support that better oral health of acculturated immigrants is attributable to their improved dental attendance. Further researches involving other oral health behaviors and diseases and incorporating refined acculturation scales are needed. Prospective studies will facilitate the understanding on the trajectory of immigrants' oral health along the acculturation continuum. © 2010 The Author(s).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1096-4045en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Immigrant and Minority Healthen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.rightsThe Author(s)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAcculturationen_HK
dc.subjectDental careen_HK
dc.subjectEthnicityen_HK
dc.subjectImmigrantsen_HK
dc.subjectOral healthen_HK
dc.titleA review on the oral health impacts of acculturationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1557-1912&volume=&spage=1&epage=12&date=2010&atitle=A+review+on+the+oral+health+impacts+of+acculturation-
dc.identifier.emailGao, XL:gaoxl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10903-010-9414-9en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume13en_HK
dc.identifier.issue2en_HK
dc.identifier.spage202en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.description.otherSpringer Open Choice, 21 Feb 2012-
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