Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Apply for NAQC Membership
Site Search
Sign up for NAQC membership today!

Receive a monthly issue of Connections!
NAQC Newsroom: Research

Understanding Oral Health Promotion Needs and Opportunities of Tobacco Quitline Callers.

Thursday, August 9, 2012  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
McClure JB, Riggs KR, St John J, Cerutti B, Zbikowski S. Public Health Rep. 2012 Jul;127(4):401-6.
This study examined callers to the Washington State Quitline to assess their oral health, relevant self-care behaviors, and interest in oral health promotion intervention. Many respondents were interested in learning more about how to improve their oral health (57.4%), willing to speak with a quitline coach about improving their oral health (48.2%), and open to receiving additional oral health information by mail (62.7%) or the Internet (50.0%). People who were receptive to learning how to improve their oral health were significantly more likely to be nonwhite, have a low income, have no dental insurance, and not have visited a dentist in the past year. The authors conclude that there is a need and an opportunity to target tobacco cessation quitline callers for oral health promotion services, as those most in need of these services were open to receiving them.

Sign In

Latest News

Membership 11 years!.

    3219 E. Camelback Road, #416, Phoenix, AZ 85018 | Ph: 800.398.5489 | Fax: 800.398.5489 |