|Cultural Barriers to Oral Health Care in Children|
Principal Investigator: Irene Hilton
The specific aim of the study is to identify barriers to accessing preventive oral health care among African American, Chinese, Filipino and Latino caregivers of children between 1 and 5 years of age, including those related to culture as measured by knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. During year one and two of the project, focus groups among African American, Chinese, Filipino and Latino caregivers of children between 1-5 years of age were conducted to identify cultural barriers and other barriers to accessing preventive oral health care. To better understand the populations involved, it was important to recruit older and younger caregivers, and US born and non-US born caregivers to explore potential differences among different groups.
Study Phase: Not applicable
Study Type: Qualitative research
Intervention: Not applicable
Study contact information:
Samantha Stephens, RDH, MS
Expected date of completion: Summer 2004
Designation of recruitment status:
Overall study accrual of women, minorities and children (%):
Publications and Presentations
Hilton I, Stephen S, McRee T. Exploring cultural beliefs and practices influencing access to early preventive oral health care in children 1-5. Journal of Public Health Dentistry [abstract] 2004 64 (Supl 1):S58.
Evans P, Hilton I, Stephen S. Identifying cultural differences to early preventive oral health care in children 1-5. Infant and child health poster session: Annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. 15-19 November 2003. San Francisco.
Evans P, Hilton I, Stephen S. VIPs- Very Important Partners: Use of Community Advisory Boards in Oral Health Research. Journal of Public Health Dentistry [abstract] 2003 63(Supl 1):S40