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|Title:||Understanding oral health beliefs and practices among Cantonese-speaking older Australians||Contributor(s):||Mariño, Rodrigo (author); Minichiello, Victor (author); MacEntee, Michael I (author)||Publication Date:||2010||DOI:||10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00395.x||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/5853||Abstract:||Aim: The present study was conducted to explore how older immigrants from Hong Kong or Southern China manage their oral health in Melbourne. Methods: We used six focus groups involving 50 Cantonese-speaking immigrants who were 55 years and over and living in Melbourne. Results: Four major themes relevant to oral health care emerged from the discussion: (i) traditional Chinese health beliefs; (ii) traditional medicine and oral health; (iii) attitudes towards dentists; and (iv) access to oral health-care services. Language, communication and cost of dentistry were identified as major barriers to oral health care. Conclusion: Older Chinese immigrants in Melbourne have concerns about oral health care that are similar to other ethnic groups, they want more oral health-related support from government, and many of they return to China or Hong Kong for dental treatment.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(1), p. 21-26||Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia||Place of Publication:||Australia||ISSN:||1440-6381
|Field of Research (FOR):||110509 Special Needs Dentistry||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 171
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