Patients' views on periodontal disease; attitudes to oral health and expectancy of periodontal treatment: a qualitative interview study.

@article{Abrahamsson2008PatientsVO,
  title={Patients' views on periodontal disease; attitudes to oral health and expectancy of periodontal treatment: a qualitative interview study.},
  author={Kajsa Henning Abrahamsson and Jan L Wennstr{\"o}m and Ulrika Hallberg},
  journal={Oral health & preventive dentistry},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={209-16}
}
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to explore and gain an understanding of patients' views on their periodontal conditions, their perceived impact of periodontitis on daily life, as well as their attitudes to oral health and expectations of treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study subjects were patients with chronic periodontitis, who had been referred to a specialist clinic. The constant comparative method for grounded theory was used to collect and analyse the data. Audiotaped, open-ended… CONTINUE READING

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