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#Tear : Revista de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
(Pensamiento), (palabra) y obra     Open Access  
@tic. revista d'innovació educativa     Open Access  
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
About Campus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Academic Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Academy of Educational Leadership Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
Academy of Management Learning and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
Accounting & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Accounting Education: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Across the Disciplines     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Didactica Norge     Open Access  
Acta Scientiarum. Education     Open Access  
Acta Technologica Dubnicae     Open Access  
Action in Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Action Learning: Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Action Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Active Learning in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 236)
Actualidades Pedagógicas     Open Access  
Administration & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 144)
Adult Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 136)
Advanced Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion     Partially Free   (Followers: 9)
AERA Open     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Africa Education Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
African Journal of Chemical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
AGORA Magazine     Open Access  
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AIDS Education and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Akadémiai Értesítö     Full-text available via subscription  
AKSIOMA Journal of Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria : Revista de Educação em Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Alsic     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Alteridad     Open Access  
Amasya Universitesi Egitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Biology Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 137)
American Journal of Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Distance Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 159)
American Journal of Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal  
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Annals of Modern Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Apertura. Revista de innovación educativa‏     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Environmental Education & Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Applied Measurement in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Arts Education Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASHE Higher Education Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Asian Association of Open Universities Journal     Open Access  
Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of English Language Teaching     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
ASp     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Assessing Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 123)
Assessment for Effective Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Assessment Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
At-Ta'dib Jurnal Kependidikan Islam     Open Access  
At-Tajdid : Jurnal Ilmu Tarbiyah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
At-Turats     Open Access  
Athenea Digital     Open Access  
Aula Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australian Art Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Educational Computing     Open Access  
Australian Educational Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Australian Journal of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Australian Journal of Career Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 400)
Australian Journal of Teacher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Screen Education Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Universities' Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 191)
Avaliação : Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)     Open Access  
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BELIA : Early Childhood Education Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BELT - Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Berkeley Review of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biblioteka i Edukacja     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bildung und Erziehung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bioedukasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi FKIP UM Metro     Open Access  
Biosaintifika : Journal of Biology & Biology Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Biosfer : Jurnal Biologi dan Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
BMC Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
BoEM - Boletim online de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
British Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 168)
British Journal of Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147)
British Journal of Educational Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 124)
British Journal of Religious Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
British Journal of Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
British Journal of Special Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
British Journal of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Caderno Brasileiro de Ensino de Física     Open Access  
Caderno Intersabares     Open Access  
Cadernos CEDES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Educação     Open Access  
Cadernos de Educação, Tecnologia e Sociedade     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de Pesquisa em Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadmo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cahiers de la recherche sur l'éducation et les savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Calidad en la educación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 98)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Campus Security Report     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian and International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Education : Revue canadienne de l'éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Higher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Catalejos. Revista sobre lectura, formación de lectores y literatura para niños     Open Access  
Catharsis : Journal of Arts Education     Open Access  
CELE Exchange, Centre for Effective Learning Environments     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Charrette     Open Access  
Chemical Engineering Education     Full-text available via subscription  
Chemistry Education Research and Practice     Free   (Followers: 5)
Chemistry in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Chi'e : Journal of Japanese Learning and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Child Language Teaching and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Child Psychiatry & Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Childhood Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Children's Literature in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Education & Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Christian Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Christian Perspectives in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ciência & Educação (Bauru)     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia en Desarrollo     Open Access  
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Classroom Discourse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clio y Asociados     Open Access  
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cogent Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
College Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Colóquio Internacional de Educação e Seminário de Estratégias e Ações Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Communication Disorders Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Communication Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Communication Methods and Measures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Community College Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Community College Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Community Literacy Journal     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Comparative Education Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Comparative Professional Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Compare: A journal of comparative education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Compass : Journal of Learning and Teaching     Open Access  

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Journal Cover African Journal of Health Professions Education
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  • Editorial: Authorship: Lone wolf or wolf pack'

    • Authors: J.E. Wolvaardt
      Abstract: No Abstract
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Use of role-play and community engagement to teach parasitic diseases

    • Authors: F Haffejee, J van Wyk, V Hira
      Abstract: Background. Role-play can enhance students’ learning, improve communication and serve as an effective tool for team building. When combined with community engagement projects (CEPs), it can enhance empathy in challenges relating to the community. The benefits of role-play in medical education have been reported, but the impact of the strategy is unknown in the allied health sciences at universities of technology, where there is a need to improve pass rates.Objective. To ascertain the benefits of role-play and CEPs in the context of understanding parasitic diseases by students enrolled for programmes in the allied health professions.Method. Role-play and CEPs were used to facilitate students’ learning of parasitic diseases. Students’ perceptions of the influence of these strategies on their learning were determined through the use of a semi-structured questionnaire. Test scores of the students before and after the assignment were compared.Results. The majority of students reported becoming more enthusiastic about their studies. They indicated that role-play with regard to the clinical features of the parasitic diseases added to their improved understanding of the disorders. Role-play also made the learning entertaining and informative, and enhanced class camaraderie. An improvement in the students’ test marks and pass rates relating to this section was also observed. Students valued the opportunity to teach people in the community, which linked their learning to a community engagement initiative.Conclusion. Learning through role-play and using a CEP to teach about parasites enhanced the quality of student learning in the allied health sciences.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • ‘He has a life, a soul, a meaning that extends far deeper than his
           medical assessment … .’: The role of reflective diaries in enhancing
           reflective practice during a rural community physiotherapy placement

    • Authors: H Myezwa, D Maleka, P McInerney, J Potterton, B Watt
      Abstract: Background. The Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa has a programme that allows 4th-year physiotherapy students to experience learning about public health in a rural setting. This experience is assessed using a portfolio. To date, the portfolios have only been assessed in terms of the students achieving the learning objectives. The process has not been evaluated for its effectiveness in promoting a reflective learner. A reflective learner is considered as one who will develop critical thinking and better accountability for their own learning.Objective. To analyse the level of reflective practice attained by the students.Methods. A qualitative approach was used to analyse evidence of reflective practice in student reflective diaries. Guided content analysis, using a framework compiled from the literature, was used to code the data. The coding framework outlined the levels of reflective practice – from the lowest level, identifying learning outcomes, to the highest level, i.e. abstract concept formation.Results. Forty-eight portfolios with reflective diaries were available for analysis. Data saturation was obtained after eight reflective diaries were analysed. The majority of the student diaries (6 of 8) reflected a low level of reflective practice, with only a few attaining a high level.Conclusion. This study showed that physiotherapy students who experienced learning in a rural setting achieved low levels of reflective practice. A minority of students were able to progress in their reflection to reveal elements of critical thought, reflective thinking and, further still, abstract concept formation.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The health system benefits of attending an HIV/AIDS conference

    • Authors: A Bosman, J.E. Wolvaardt
      Abstract: Background. Although abstract-driven scientific conferences are expensive, little has been written about their benefits and whether attendance influences delegates’ actions.Objective. To explore possible benefits of conference attendance among 97 scholarship recipients at the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) 2013.Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted. Data were collected via an online survey before the start and on the last day of the conference, and 5 months after the conference.Results. Scholarship recipients represented 27 countries and were between 20 and >60 years of age. The majority of respondents were between 26 and 40 years old, were male, and were researchers/scientists or advocates/activists. Respondents reported that they attended ICASA 2013 to learn more about tuberculosis/HIV/AIDS/sexually transmitted infections and networking opportunities. The majority reported that they gained professionally from attending ICASA 2013 and made ‘new contacts and opportunities for partnership and collaboration’ and ‘new ideas/directions for new project(s)’. Respondents identified ways in which they intended to use what they had learnt at the conference. Five months later respondents reported that they, their colleagues, managers and/or partners were motivated with regard to their HIV work and had shared information, best practices and/or skills gained. The majority had implemented best practices or innovations and retained professional contact with someone they met at ICASA 2013.Conclusion. Conference scholarship programmes provide opportunities for learning and networking and may translate into partnerships or joint ventures, which may result in the implementation of innovations and best practices. Such programmes may also lead to skills transfer, which could strengthen workforce capacity and health systems.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • A learning development module to support academically unsuccessful
           1st-year medical students

    • Authors: C.A. Kridiotis, S Swart
      Abstract: Background. Students who fail the first semester in an undergraduate medical programme at the University of the Free State may join a Learning Development Programme (LDP) in the second semester. A new generic skills module, Lifelong Learning Skills (LLLS), was added to the curriculum in 2013.Objective. To ascertain whether the LLLS module helped to improve the generic learning skills of LDP students.Methods. Student reflections and a self-administered questionnaire with open-ended questions were used to obtain feedback.Results. Students believed that the LLLS module enhanced their generic skills, and that it was beneficial to them. Aspects such as motivation, time management and critical thinking improved. Furthermore, they indicated that the skills mastered during the module continued to be useful in the subsequent academic year.Conclusion. The students’ reflections made a valuable contribution to understanding ways in which they can be supported. Through student insights, future presentation of the LLLS module can be enhanced.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Depression, anxiety, stress and substance use in medical students in a
           5-year curriculum

    • Authors: P.M. van Zyl, G Joubert, E Bowen, F du Plooy, C Francis, S Jadhunandan, F Fredericks, L Metz
      Abstract: Background. The mental health of medical students is a global concern, and medical training has been described by some as being detrimental to the health of medical students, affecting both their student experience and professional life.Objectives. To determine the prevalence of depression, anxiety, stress and substance use among preclinical students in a 5-year outcomes-based medical curriculum. The study also investigated the association of selected demographic factors with these outcomes.Methods. All University of the Free State medical students in semesters 3 (n=164) and 5 (n=131) during 2015 were included in this cross-sectional study. Depression, anxiety and stress levels were measured by means of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21). Demographic questions were included in an anonymous self-administered questionnaire. Lifetime and past month substance use were determined.Results. A prevalence of 26.5% for moderate to extremely severe depression, 26.5% for moderate to extremely severe anxiety, and 29.5% for moderate to extremely severe stress was recorded. Female students had significantly higher stress levels, but not increased anxiety. Relationship status and accommodation were not associated with these outcomes. Lifetime use of methylphenidate, lifetime use of alcohol, and past month use of alcohol were associated with depression.Conclusion. The study revealed high levels of depression, anxiety and stress in 2nd- and 3rd-year medical students compared with the general population, but the levels were comparable to those of medical students elsewhere in the world. Past month substance use of alcohol and cannabis was lower than in international studies, but nicotine use was higher.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Developing capability through peer-assisted learning activities among
           4th-year medical students and community health workers in community
           settings

    • Authors: M van Rooyen, A Reinbrech-Schütte, J.F.M. Hugo, T.S. Marcus
      Abstract: Background. The Longitudinal Community Attachment programme for Students (L-CAS) is an activity by means of which each student is exposed to primary healthcare learning and practice in communities. Capability has been described as ‘an integration of knowledge, skills, personal qualities and understanding used appropriately and effectively … but in response to new and changing circumstances’. Within this paradigm, peer-assisted learning (PAL) has been used to support the development of student capability during L-CAS activities.Objective. To evaluate the impact of PAL sessions on student and community health worker (CHW) capability development.Methods. Study participants comprised 4th-year medical students and CHWs. Student data were drawn from the rotation reflective reports (RRRs) and CHW data from semi-structured interviews.Results. The main themes that emerged from the RRRs and interviews were the impact on the personal and professional development of participants; the creation of awareness and understanding of the context of the communities; relationship building; and the impact of peer learning activities on the knowledge, skills and attitudes of participants.Conclusion. In the process of addressing the challenge of preparing capable professionals, PAL was found to be a very effective way of positioning peers in relation to each other as resources. PAL activities enhanced the abilities of students and CHWs to learn from experience and to achieve the goals of critical reflection and experiential learning.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Reflective portfolios support learning, personal growth and competency
           achievement in postgraduate public health education

    • Authors: H Pandya, W Slemming, H Saloojee
      Abstract: Background. Portfolios are increasingly used across a range of disciplines in health professional education to support reflective practice and to help assess students’ academic and professional development. However, their value in postgraduate education is uncertain.Objectives. To identify the role of portfolios in the development and assessment of professional competencies in postgraduate maternal and child public health education.Methods. A qualitative retrospective review of 35 student portfolios was conducted. Thematic content analysis of portfolios was done, identifying emerging themes and analysing patterns.Results. Two major themes were explored – the benefit of the portfolio to the student and to faculty. For students, portfolios promoted reflective abilities and critical thinking and assisted them in planning learning needs. For faculty, the portfolios assisted in monitoring students’ growth over time, identified learning gaps, helped to establish if expected learning outcomes were being attained and provided feedback on students’ application of academic learning to professional practice. Portfolios also offered students an opportunity to provide critical feedback on curricula content and course pedagogic activities.Conclusion. Portfolios are an under-utilised assessment and self-development tool in postgraduate training. They allow students to self-assess their attainment of personal learning needs, professional growth and competency achievement and provide faculty with useful feedback on curriculum content, educational activities and competency attainment.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Dental undergraduate students’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in
           oral health self-care: A survey from a South African university

    • Authors: S Singh, S Pottapinjara
      Abstract: Background. Dental students are seen as role-models for promoting good oral health behaviour, yet there is little published evidence in South Africa (SA) that describes student knowledge and attitudes towards their own oral healthcare.Objective. To investigate undergraduate dental therapy and oral hygiene students’ knowledge and attitudes towards their self-care practices and the perceived influence of the dental curriculum on these practices.Methods. This was a descriptive survey of 64 undergraduate dental students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, SA. A self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection.Results. Fifty-two respondents returned the completed questionnaires, yielding an 81% response rate. Almost all respondents (n=30; 96.8% (2nd-year students), and n=21; 100% (3rd-year students)) indicated the use of toothpaste and toothbrush to clean their teeth. Most respondents reported cleaning their teeth from 1 to 5 minutes, with 52% (n=27) reporting 1 - 2 minutes and 42% (n=22) 3 - 5 minutes. Only three respondents reported cleaning their teeth for >5 minutes (n=3; 6%). Other practices included the use of toothpicks (n=12; 23%), dental floss (n=42; 81%), and interdental brushes (n=5; 10%). Almost all respondents (n=50; 96%) indicated the use of commercially available mouth rinses. All 2nd-year students (n=30) and 90% of 3rd-year students (n=18) agreed that exposure to clinical training increased their awareness of self-care practices.Conclusion. Respondents reported good knowledge and practice of oral health self-care, but there were inconsistencies in these practices. Respondents also agreed that the dental undergraduate curriculum did influence their knowledge and oral health self-care practices.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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