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Parents’ experiences of the consent process used in school based fluoride varnish schemes

Parents’ experiences of the consent process used in school based fluoride varnish schemes

Jeavons, Charlotte and Baig, Mohammad Zubair (2018) Parents’ experiences of the consent process used in school based fluoride varnish schemes. In: Implementing change - improving quality, 19-20th April 2018, Edinburgh.

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Abstract

Fluoride varnish (FV) programmes are delivered in many UK primary schools. For children to take part parents must provide their written consent (Department of Health 2006). This is intended to demonstrate parent’s informed decision on the subject. Some parents refuse to give their consent, but a larger number do not respond to the consent request at all (Hardman et al 2007). This response pattern is more common in low income areas with high decay rates in children (Dyer et al 2008)

This results in some children being excluded from these health promoting programmes, potentially increasing dental inequalities.

This research investigates parents’ views on, and experience of, the consent processes used in the London Borough of Enfield, where a FV programme is delivered by the Community Dental Service Oral Health Promotion team.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: This poster was based on research for a PhD thesis. It won the conference poster prize.
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
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Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 12:22
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20141

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