Self-perceived loss of control and untreated dental decay in African American adults with and without sickle cell disease

Brian Laurence, Dexter Woods, David George, Onyinye Onyekwere, Ralph Katz, Sophie Lanzkron, Marie Diener-West, Neil Powe

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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the association between self-perceived loss of control as measured by dental external locus of control summary scores, with the amount of untreated dental decay in African American adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) and African Americans adults without SCD. The sample included 102 subjects with SCD and 103 subjects without SCD matched on age, sex, and recruitment location (mean age of all subjects 35.4 years, 55.6% female). Subjects with SCD in the highest quartile for dental external locus of control summary scores had 2.58-fold (CI 1.05, 6.34) as much untreated decay as those in the lowest quartile (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-651
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

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Dental Caries
Sickle Cell Anemia
African Americans
Disease
Internal-External Control
locus of control
Tooth
cross-sectional study
Cross-Sectional Studies
American

Keywords

  • African American
  • Dental caries
  • Locus of control
  • Sickle cell disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Self-perceived loss of control and untreated dental decay in African American adults with and without sickle cell disease. / Laurence, Brian; Woods, Dexter; George, David; Onyekwere, Onyinye; Katz, Ralph; Lanzkron, Sophie; Diener-West, Marie; Powe, Neil.

In: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Vol. 17, No. 3, 08.2006, p. 641-651.

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Laurence, Brian ; Woods, Dexter ; George, David ; Onyekwere, Onyinye ; Katz, Ralph ; Lanzkron, Sophie ; Diener-West, Marie ; Powe, Neil. / Self-perceived loss of control and untreated dental decay in African American adults with and without sickle cell disease. In: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2006 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 641-651.
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