Can a brief psychological intervention improve oral health behaviour? A randomised controlled trial.

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Summary of "Can a brief psychological intervention improve oral health behaviour? A randomised controlled trial."

Dental caries is a major public health issue affecting a large proportion of the general population. The disease is associated with behavioural factors and is thus preventable to a high degree. Individuals may need assistance to be able to change their oral health behaviour. There is a lack of such interventions for adults affected by severe caries. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a form of cognitive behavioural therapy, on oral health behaviour in young adults with poor oral health.


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Name: BMC oral health
ISSN: 1472-6831
Pages: 163


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