Lhakhang, P., Hamilton, K., Sud, N., Sud, S., Kroon, J., Knoll, N. & Schwarzer, R. (2016). Combining self-management cues with incentives to promote interdental cleaning among Indian periodontal disease outpatients. BMC Oral Health,16(6), A.Kantarci. 1-9. United Kingdom: Biomed Central Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-016-0164-5
Periodontal disease is a significant public health issue worldwide. Motivational techniques in combination with financial incentives are shown to lead to effective behavior change. The current study sought to examine whether a brief oral health promotion program (self-management cues that were based on self-efficacy and self-regulatory skills) in combination with an incentive (free dental treatment) would make a difference in the adoption of regular dental flossing in a population of Indian periodontal disease outpatients.
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