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dc.contributor.authorKaur, Manveenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-16T15:54:20Z
dc.date.available2019-12-16T15:54:20Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.submitted2006
dc.identifier.other(OCoLC)77569681
dc.identifier.otherb27068304
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/38929
dc.descriptionPLEASE NOTE: This work is protected by copyright. Downloading is restricted to the BU community: please click Download and log in with a valid BU account to access. If you are the author of this work and would like to make it publicly available, please contact open-help@bu.edu.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (MSD)--Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, 2006 (Dental Public Health).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references: leaves 41-45.en_US
dc.description.abstractAim: To assess the effectiveness of the cultural competency curriculum offered to DMD II students in their awareness, knowledge and skills in providing a culturally competent care compare to DMD 1 students. Methods: This study consisted of DMD 1 and DMD II students from Boston University School of Dental Medicine as sample population. A modified pre tested questionnaire was distributed to the students at the end of a class, with prior permission from the professor in-charge to assess and compare the perceived awareness, knowledge and skills between DMD 1 and DMD II Students. Data was coded and entered into a customized database entry from in Epi Info Version 3.3.2. Data was then exported into Microsoft Excel where it was cleaned, and exported to SAS version 9.1 where descriptive and bivariate analysis was performed with dichotomized and non dichotomized data. Result: A total of 186 surveys were analyzed of which 22% (41) were DMD 1 respondents and 78% (145) DMD II respondents. The awareness and knowledge in delivering culturally competent care seemed higher for DMD 1 students (7.5[plus or minus]1.0 - awareness, 10.3[plus or minus]1.6 - knowledge) who have no prior exposure to cultural competency as compared to DMD II students (7.1[plus or minus]1.4 - awareness, 10.1[plus or minus]1.9 - knowledge), indicating they may have overestimated their perceptions. However, DMD II students (20.8[plus or minus]3.6) who did have cultural competency in their curriculum indicated better skills in providing culturally competent care as compared to DMD 1 student (19.9[plus or minus]3.3). Conclusion: Study suggests that students provided with curriculum in cultural competency show a positive impact in their perceived skills in providing culturally competent care, hence indicating a need for more dental schools to provide a curriculum in cultural competence to better prepare their students in treating an increasingly diverse patient population.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
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dc.subjectCultural characteristicsen_US
dc.subjectCultural diversityen_US
dc.subjectDental careen_US
dc.subjectEducation, dentalen_US
dc.titleCultural competency in dental careen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science in Dentistry in Dental Public Healthen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineHealth Policy and Health Services Researchen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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