The association between oral health literacy and failed appointments in adults attending a university-based general dental clinic.

@article{Holtzman2014TheAB,
  title={The association between oral health literacy and failed appointments in adults attending a university-based general dental clinic.},
  author={Jennifer Holtzman and Kathryn A Atchison and Melanie W Gironda and Rebecca Radbod and Jeffrey A. Gornbein},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={263-70}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to determine the association between personal characteristics, a person's oral health literacy, and failing to show for dental appointments at a university dental clinic. METHODS A secondary data analysis was conducted on data collected from 200 adults at a university dental clinic between January 2005 and December 2006. In the original study, an oral health literacy instrument, the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine and Dentistry (REALM-D… CONTINUE READING