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

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  • 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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  • Qu H; Houston TK; Williams JH; Gilbert GH; Shewchuk RM
  • Start Page

  • 228
  • End Page

  • 239
  • Volume

  • 35
  • Issue

  • 2