Hawa Shariff Mbawalla

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BACKGROUND Promoting oral health of adolescents is important for improvement of oral health globally. This study used baseline-data from LASH-project targeting secondary students to; 1) assess frequency of poor oral hygiene status and oral impacts on daily performances, OIDP, by socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics, 2) examine whether(More)
BACKGROUND Generic and condition-specific (CS) oral-health-related quality-of-life (OHRQoL) instruments assess the impacts of general oral conditions and specific oral diseases. Focusing schoolchildren from Arusha and Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, this study compared the discriminative ability of the generic Child OIDP with respect to dental caries and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the factor structure of health and oral health-related behaviors and it's invariance across gender and to identify factors associated with behavioral patterns. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study included 2412 students attending 20 secondary schools in Arusha. Self-administered questionnaires were completed(More)
OBJECTIVES To find out level of knowledge on causes and prevention of dental caries and bleeding gums, oral hygiene and eating practices among institutionalized former street children. METHODS A structured standardized questionnaire was used to collect data for this study. Chi-square test was used to test for significant differences. RESULTS AND(More)
This study aimed to assess the longitudinal validity of the oral impacts on daily performance (OIDP) and to identify psychosocial determinants, in terms of self-efficacy and depressive symptoms, of the OIDP across time. Following conceptual frameworks of oral health, it was hypothesized that sociodemographic, clinical, and psychosocial factors predict oral(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of oral health promotion integrated with a health promoting school (HPS) initiative on the oral health outcomes of secondary school students. MATERIALS AND METHOD Using an urban-rural stratified cluster randomized approach, the intervention was applied to secondary school students in Arusha, Tanzania. In the urban, three(More)
BACKGROUND Management of children's behavior is an integral component of pediatric dental practice. OBJECTIVE To investigate the oral health care providers' awareness, use and factors for choice of behavior management techniques when attending paediatric dental patients. METHODS A cross-sectional study among dental practitioners in Dar es Salaam,(More)
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