Exploring Oral Health and Hygiene Practices in the Algonquin Community of Rapid Lake, Quebec

Exploring Oral Health and Hygiene Practices in the Algonquin Community of Rapid Lake, Quebec

Exploring Oral Health and Hygiene Practices in the Algonquin Community of Rapid Lake, Quebec

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Naidu, Adonia, Macdonald, Mary Ellen, Carnevale, Franco A., Nottaway, Waylon, Thivierge, Christine et Vignola, Serge. 2014. «Exploring Oral Health and Hygiene Practices in the Algonquin Community of Rapid Lake, Quebec ». Rural and Remote Health, vol. 14, p. 1-15.

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Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
Les auteurs dressent le portrait des pratiques d’hygiène buccale dans la communauté algonquine de Rapid Lake, Québec.

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’échantillon est composé de trois membres de la communauté algonquine et de trois travailleurs de la clinique de santé Kitiganik de Rapid Lake, Québec.

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«[The results of this study] identified a need for parental involvement in oral health initiatives. In particular, facilitating opportunities for parents to learn about oral health through outreach programs was suggested as a way to promote parents’ own oral health as well as their children’s. This could be facilitated through a newly developed parent–teacher association which aims to foster collaboration between parents and teachers. This type of support could help reinforce oral health behaviors and increase parental capacity. Other barriers to oral health included lack of role models and priorities that supersede oral health. A lack of positive role models may be particularly relevant for families in which parents are residential school survivors. Moving forward a generation, these parents may face challenges with caring for their own children given their own experience and lack of role models. Outreach using incentive gifts, positive phone calls and newsletters may help improve engagement.» (p. 10)