Cognitive mapping tobacco control advice for dentistry: a dental PBRN study

Journal Name: 
Am J Health Behav
Authors: 
Qu,H.
Houston,T.K.
Williams,J.H.
Gilbert,G.H.
Shewchuk,R.M.
Abstract: 
OBJECTIVE: To identify facilitative strategies that could be used in developing a tobacco cessation program for community dental practices. METHODS: Nominal group technique (NGT) meetings and a card-sort task were used to obtain formative data. A cognitive mapping approach involving multidimensional scaling and hierarchical cluster analysis was used for data analysis. RESULTS: Three NGT meetings conducted with 23 dental professionals yielded 27 nonredundant facilitative strategies. A 2-dimensional 4-cluster cognitive map provided an organizational framework for understanding these strategies. CONCLUSION: Views of the target population solicited in a structured format provided clear direction for designing a tobacco cessation intervention
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2011
Volume: 
35
Pages: 
228-239
Keywords: 
Alabama, analysis, Attitude of Health Personnel, Cluster Analysis, community, Dentistry, electronic, Health, Health Services, Humans, intervention, Methods, Models,Psychological, population, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Program Development, Research, Research Support, support, Tobacco Use Cessation, understanding, Universities