Rugzan J. Hussein

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BACKGROUND General practitioners (GPs) have a key role in providing preventive care, particularly for elderly patients. However, various factors can inhibit or promote the implementation of preventive care. In the present study, we identified and examined factors that inhibit and promote preventive care by German GPs, particularly for elderly patients, and(More)
BACKGROUND Patient satisfaction is a central topic in quality management in outpatient dental care. The ZAP questionnaire was validated to explore patient satisfaction in general and specialist outpatient settings. This study aims at assessing the psychometric properties of the ZAP in dental care. METHODS A minimally modified version of the ZAP consisting(More)
BACKGROUND Measuring change is fundamental to evaluations, health services research and quality management. To date, the Gold-Standard is the prospective assessment of pre- to postoperative change. However, this is not always possible (e.g. in emergencies). Instead a retrospective approach to the measurement of change is one alternative of potential(More)
In Germany, the application of resin-based pits and fissures sealants on the occlusal surfaces of permanent molars is part of individual prophylaxis for children and adolescents between six and 18 years. The individual prophylaxis is covered by the Statutory Health Insurance since 1993. The report addresses questions on medical effectiveness,(More)
This study aimed to characterize preventive activity (PrA) of German dentists by determining the rates of preventive service delivery in dental practices and exploring associations between PrA and dentist and dental practice characteristics. A postal survey was sent to 2,075 dentists practicing in the States of Bremen and Lower Saxony. A PrA index was(More)
OBJECTIVE Dentists' suggestions for the establishment of preventive care were investigated on 3 levels; dentist, dental associations and unions (DAU), and health care system (HCS). Associations between categories of suggestions and dentists' characteristics were explored. METHODS A postal survey was sent to 2,075 dentists practicing in Bremen and Lower(More)
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