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Title: Perceived dental needs and attitudes toward dental treatments in HIV-infected Thais
Authors: Rungsiyanont S.
Vacharotayangul P.
Lam-Ubol A.
Ananworanich J.
Phanuphak P.
Phanuphak N.
Keywords: adult
aged
analytical research
article
cross-sectional study
dental caries
dental procedure
dentist
fear
female
gingiva bleeding
health
health care access
health care need
human
Human immunodeficiency virus infection
hypersensitivity
major clinical study
male
morality
mouth disease
patient attitude
prevalence
priority journal
questionnaire
self report
sex transformation
social discrimination
Thailand
Adult
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Cross-Sectional Studies
Dental Care for Chronically Ill
Dentist-Patient Relations
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Accessibility
Health Services Needs and Demand
HIV Infections
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Oral Health
Perception
Prevalence
Questionnaires
Self Report
Thailand
Young Adult
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Despite the advancement in highly active antiretroviral therapy and improved health status of HIV-infected individuals, dental problems are still affecting their life and well-beings. We aimed to establish the prevalence of oral and dental complaints among HIV-infected patients, the prevalence of delayed access to dental service, and factors related with delayed access to dental service. A cross-sectional study using self-report questionnaire completed by the HIV-positive subjects was conducted at the largest HIV research clinic in Thailand during 2009-2010. Of all 299 subjects (28.6% males, 71% females, and 0.4% sex change from male to female: ages ranged from 22 to 59 years [mean 36.7±5.53)]), 84.3% reported of having past or present illnesses or problems related to the dental or oral conditions. The most reported problems were dental hypersensitivity (93.3%), bleeding from the gum (92.1%), and having dental caries (65.9%). Two-hundred and forty-two subjects (80.9%) would not disclose their HIV status when seeing a dentist. The most cited reasons of such behavior were their personal right whether to reveal or not, and being afraid of not receiving dental treatment from the dentists or staffs (51.7 and 40.9%, respectively). It is important to note that HIV-subjects admitted to having fear of being discriminated by the dental staffs even if they trusted their dentists as having high morality. In conclusion, our HIV-subjects had good basic knowledge of oral health with regard to HIV infection, experienced common dental problems, and wished to have accesses to HIV-dental specialist services, if possible. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84868591168&doi=10.1080%2f09540121.2012.663884&partnerID=40&md5=b6abaab03969bc643c4f4fc2f7eb672f
http://ir.swu.ac.th/jspui/handle/123456789/14239
ISSN: 9540121
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