Articulating Oral Health Behavior Change in HIV-Positive Adults with Health Behavior Theory

At baseline, we delivered Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IBM) Model-informed oral health behavior change messages to HIV-infected adults with periodontal disease. At recall, subjects self-reported making specific behavior changes; more rigorous research is presently limited by the lack of a directly observed assessment instrument to measure oral hygiene skill mastery.

-Lance T. Vernon, Catherine A. Demko, Ryan M. Mizumoto
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

This poster was a NIDCR Building Bridges Award Winner.

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