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THE UTILIZATION OF THE DIOHAT©
Author
Sumikawa, Masuko Sapporo Medical University
Keywords
diabetes nurse specialists
oral health behavior
assess
utilize
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Aim:To evaluate the utilization of the Diabetes Oral Health Assessment Tool (DiOHAT©) for Nurses by Diabetes Nurse Specialists(DNSs)in the clinical settings.
Methods : A survey was done using self-administered questionnaire distributed to 138 DNSs who signified continuing collaboration during the authors’ previous study. The DNSs answered the questionnaire after utilization of the DiOHAT© in the clinical settings.
Results : Forty-seven DNSs responded(34.1%). The data revealed that items on cooperation with dental professionals(e.g., “regular dental visits” (88%), etc.)were frequently utilized, but those about oral function and self-care(e.g.,“checking one’s mouth with a mirror” (40%)and “use of supplementary tools” (44%), etc.)were rarely utilized. However, over 60% of DNSs evaluated the DiOHAT© utilization version on the “nursing-process” and “collecting-information” as “possible” or “possible if revised”. Non-utilization of the DiOHAT© were due to insufficient time, and insufficient knowledge and skill.
Conclusion : The results of the study revealed the need for DNSs to increase their knowledge and skill about the content and use of the DiOHAT© e.g. oral function, and self-care, and to examine the coordination and division of roles between DNSs and dental specialists to support the oral health care of patients with diabetes.
Journal Title
The Journal of Nursing Investigation
ISSN
13483722
24342238
NCID
AA11937122
Publisher
徳島大学医学部
Volume
15
Issue
1-2
Start Page
1
End Page
10
Sort Key
1
Published Date
2018-03-31
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences
University Hospital