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Journal:   IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL (IRCMJ)   AUGUST 2013 , Volume 15 , Number 8; Page(s) 655 To 662.
 
Paper: 

PERCEIVED BARRIERS AFFECTING ACCESS TO PREVENTIVE DENTAL SERVICES: APPLICATION OF DEMATEL METHOD

 
 
Author(s):  BAHADORI MOHAMMADKARIM, RAVANGARD RAMIN, ASGHARI BARATALI*
 
* HEALTH MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTRE, BAQIYATALLAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Identifying perceived access barriers to preventive dental services is one of the basic steps to improve the public health.
Objectives: This study aimed to determine the perceived barriers affecting access to preventive dental services in one of Tehran dental clinics in 2012.
Patients and Methods: This research was a cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study conducted in one of Tehran dental clinics in 2012 using decision–making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method. The study sample included all patients (100 patients) who had referred to the endodontic treatment department from 26 - 31 May, 2012. The required data were collected using a questionnaire. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS 18.0 and MATLAB 7.9.0 SPSSS 18.0, as well as, some descriptive and analytical tests including Mean, Standard Deviation (SD), and Independent T- Test.
Results: The five determinants of cost, inconvenience, fear, organization, and patient-dentist relationship were determined as barriers to access to dental services among which the cost and patient-dentist relationship were identified as the first and last priorities with the coordinates (1.4 and 1.4) and (1.25 and-0.65), respectively.
Conclusions: High cost of dental care has led to not referring patients to the clinic. Oral health costs are too high; however insurance organizations have no commitment to support such services. Policymakers, administrators, and insurance organizations have a major role in improving access to dental services. These decision-makers in making their policies can provide the required financial resources, shift the available resources towards preventive care and periodic checkups, and consider providing proper and sufficient places for dental care facilities.

 
Keyword(s): PUBLIC HEALTH, DENTAL CARE, HOSPITAL DENTAL SERVICES
 
 
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BAHADORI, M., & RAVANGARD, R., & ASGHARI, B. (2013). PERCEIVED BARRIERS AFFECTING ACCESS TO PREVENTIVE DENTAL SERVICES: APPLICATION OF DEMATEL METHOD. IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL (IRCMJ), 15(8), 655-662. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=410771



Vancouver: Copy

BAHADORI MOHAMMADKARIM, RAVANGARD RAMIN, ASGHARI BARATALI. PERCEIVED BARRIERS AFFECTING ACCESS TO PREVENTIVE DENTAL SERVICES: APPLICATION OF DEMATEL METHOD. IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL (IRCMJ). 2013 [cited 2021November28];15(8):655-662. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=410771



IEEE: Copy

BAHADORI, M., RAVANGARD, R., ASGHARI, B., 2013. PERCEIVED BARRIERS AFFECTING ACCESS TO PREVENTIVE DENTAL SERVICES: APPLICATION OF DEMATEL METHOD. IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL (IRCMJ), [online] 15(8), pp.655-662. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=410771.



 
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