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Conference Paper: Inter-professional Collaboration Between Medical and Dental Professions

TitleInter-professional Collaboration Between Medical and Dental Professions
Authors
KeywordsCross-professional
Curriculum
Education research and Interdisciplinary
Issue Date2012
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
The Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asian Division, Hong Kong, China, 3-4 November 2012. In Journal of Dental Research, 2012, v. 91 n. Special Issue C: abstract no. 169621 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Systemic conditions have numerous implications in the oral cavity, and vice versa. Therefore, medical-dental collaboration is of paramount importance for the well-being of people. Currently in Hong Kong, the attitude and awareness towards medical-dental collaboration has yet to be explored. Objectives: To investigate the current situation of medical-dental collaboration among medical and dental practitioners; to study the attitude and awareness towards medical-dental collaboration among Hong Kong medical and dental students Methods: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB UW-12-161). Eighteen experienced medical and dental practitioners from public, university, and private sectors were interviewed. A questionnaire survey was conducted among medical and dental students in Hong Kong to collect demographic data and to study their attitude (with a score of 0 to 8) and awareness towards medical-dental collaboration. The surveys were distributed in halls and lecture theatres at The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong to target all medical and dental students. Results: All of the 18 invited practitioners accepted the interview. They considered medical-dental collaboration to be essential in their practices and beneficial to their patients. Public practitioners conveyed the existing medical-dental collaboration to be sufficient within their hospitals yet most private practitioners found it insufficient. For the medical and dental students, 1,857 questionnaires were distributed and 809 (44%) were returned. Their mean score (SD) for attitude towards medical-dental collaboration were 6.37 (1.44). Male, dental students and those with last dental check-up within a year had higher attitude score (P<0.05). Dental students and senior students (year 4 and year 5) had higher awareness (P<0.05). Conclusions: Medical and dental practitioners in Hong Kong suggested there is a great need for collaboration. Medical and dental students generally have positive attitudes regarding the importance of medical-dental collaboration whereas their awareness can be enhanced.
DescriptionSession: Education Research
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192521
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.602
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.714

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, WCen_US
dc.contributor.authorAu, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, CMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, KSen_US
dc.contributor.authorHui, WTen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, PSen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, CYen_US
dc.contributor.authorTse, KWen_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, VCen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, CHen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-15T02:20:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-15T02:20:48Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asian Division, Hong Kong, China, 3-4 November 2012. In Journal of Dental Research, 2012, v. 91 n. Special Issue C: abstract no. 169621en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-0345-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192521-
dc.descriptionSession: Education Research-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Systemic conditions have numerous implications in the oral cavity, and vice versa. Therefore, medical-dental collaboration is of paramount importance for the well-being of people. Currently in Hong Kong, the attitude and awareness towards medical-dental collaboration has yet to be explored. Objectives: To investigate the current situation of medical-dental collaboration among medical and dental practitioners; to study the attitude and awareness towards medical-dental collaboration among Hong Kong medical and dental students Methods: This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB UW-12-161). Eighteen experienced medical and dental practitioners from public, university, and private sectors were interviewed. A questionnaire survey was conducted among medical and dental students in Hong Kong to collect demographic data and to study their attitude (with a score of 0 to 8) and awareness towards medical-dental collaboration. The surveys were distributed in halls and lecture theatres at The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong to target all medical and dental students. Results: All of the 18 invited practitioners accepted the interview. They considered medical-dental collaboration to be essential in their practices and beneficial to their patients. Public practitioners conveyed the existing medical-dental collaboration to be sufficient within their hospitals yet most private practitioners found it insufficient. For the medical and dental students, 1,857 questionnaires were distributed and 809 (44%) were returned. Their mean score (SD) for attitude towards medical-dental collaboration were 6.37 (1.44). Male, dental students and those with last dental check-up within a year had higher attitude score (P<0.05). Dental students and senior students (year 4 and year 5) had higher awareness (P<0.05). Conclusions: Medical and dental practitioners in Hong Kong suggested there is a great need for collaboration. Medical and dental students generally have positive attitudes regarding the importance of medical-dental collaboration whereas their awareness can be enhanced.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dental Researchen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Dental Research. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.subjectCross-professional-
dc.subjectCurriculum-
dc.subjectEducation research and Interdisciplinary-
dc.titleInter-professional Collaboration Between Medical and Dental Professionsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, CH: chchu@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume91en_US
dc.identifier.issueSpecial Issue C: abstract no. 169621-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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