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Vulnerability in oral health: qualitative and quantitative approaches in adolescents

Grant number: 13/17340-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2013
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal researcher:Antonio Carlos Pereira
Grantee:Jaqueline Vilela Bulgareli
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (FOP). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


This cohort study both quantitative and qualitative aims to evaluate the risk of oral disease and the relationship between the individual vulnerability / social / programmatic in a teenage population 15-19 years in Piracicaba-SP. Two phases quantitative and qualitative-quantitative research will compose. In the first phase, already completed, we collected information regarding risk assessment (white spot, dental caries, periodontal disease, malocclusion and fluorosis). Socioeconomic, behavioral, demographic and psychosocial variables were recorded by means of the OIDP, Who-Qol, semi-structured questionnaire and socioeconomic status. In the second phase will be developed four studies: two quantitative observational, one qualitative and qualitative and quantitative longitudinal. Both quantitative observational studies will test the influence of individual variables and contextual level with caries and periodontal disease, respectively. The third study, qualitative seek to understand the meaning that people have about the illness, oral health and care. The fourth study, qualitative and quantitative longitudinal development will be on five occasions, and checked a few key points as variables that affect the dental treatment noncompliance; investigate the reasons for adherence to the dental treatment of adolescents referred to Family Health Units (FHU); understand the subjects' perception about the causes that influenced not attending adolescent dental treatment; intervene in a participatory manner, in families of adolescents did not adhere to dental treatment, and finally analyze the perception health professionals about the impact that the lack of adherence has on the health of users. The initial probability sample consisted of 1202 adolescents from two social spaces: a) Family Health Units (FHU) and b) Public Schools of the city of Piracicaba-SP. The statistical analysis is specific for each of the four studies and in the design described separately. (AU)

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FREDDO, SILVIA LETICIA; DA CUNHA, INARA PEREIRA; BULGARELI, JAQUELINE VILELA; CAVALCANTI, YURI WANDERLEY; PEREIRA, ANTONIO CARLOS. Relations of drug use and socioeconomic factors with adherence to dental treatment among adolescents. BMC ORAL HEALTH, v. 18, DEC 19 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
Academic Publications
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BULGARELI, Jaqueline Vilela. Adherence to dental treatment of adolescents in social vulnerability situation. 2016. 138 f. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba Piracicaba, SP.

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