Ruth Freeman

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Affiliation: University of Dundee
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc A phase II clinical trial of a dental health education program delivered by aboriginal health workers to prevent early childhood caries
    Fiona Blinkhorn
    School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales 2258, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:681. 2012
  2. pmc UK population norms for the modified dental anxiety scale with percentile calculator: adult dental health survey 2009 results
    Gerry Humphris
    Health Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
    BMC Oral Health 13:29. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Dental therapists/hygienists working in remote-rural primary care: a structured review of effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, acceptability and affordability
    Ruth Freeman
    University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Int Dent J 63:103-12. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Remembering and repeating childhood dental treatment experiences: parents, their children, and barriers to dental care
    Patricia Anne Smith
    Oral Health and Health Research Programme, Dental Health Services and Research Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Int J Paediatr Dent 20:50-8. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Decayed and missing teeth and oral-health-related factors: predicting depression in homeless people
    Emma Coles
    Dental Health Services and Research Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
    J Psychosom Res 71:108-12. 2011
  6. doi request reprint A systematic review and meta-analysis of face-to-face communication of tailored health messages: implications for practice
    Kristina L Wanyonyi
    Oral Health and Health Research Programme, University of Dundee, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 85:348-55. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Why Are People Afraid of the Dentist? Observations and Explanations
    Laura Beaton
    Dental Health Services Research Unit, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Med Princ Pract . 2013
  8. doi request reprint The Parental Dental Concerns Scale (PDCS): its development and initial psychometric properties
    Stephanie Chambers
    Oral Health and Health Research Programme, Dental Health Services and Research Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 41:541-50. 2013
  9. pmc Some psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Modified Dental Anxiety Scale with cross validation
    Siyang Yuan
    Dental Health Research Unit, Mackenzie Building, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:22. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Obesity and dental caries in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ceara Hayden
    School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 41:289-308. 2013

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Publications13

  1. pmc A phase II clinical trial of a dental health education program delivered by aboriginal health workers to prevent early childhood caries
    Fiona Blinkhorn
    School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales 2258, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:681. 2012
    ..The control of dental caries has been identified as a key indictor in the reduction of Indigenous disadvantage. Thus, there is a need for new approaches to prevent ECC, which reflect the cultural norms of Aboriginal communities...
  2. pmc UK population norms for the modified dental anxiety scale with percentile calculator: adult dental health survey 2009 results
    Gerry Humphris
    Health Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
    BMC Oral Health 13:29. 2013
    ..A recent UK population survey of oral health included questions to assess dental anxiety to provide mean and prevalence estimates of this important psychological construct...
  3. doi request reprint Dental therapists/hygienists working in remote-rural primary care: a structured review of effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, acceptability and affordability
    Ruth Freeman
    University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Int Dent J 63:103-12. 2013
    ..To examine the use of dental therapist/hygienists to provide primary dental treatment in remote-rural areas with regard to their effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, acceptability and costs (affordability)...
  4. doi request reprint Remembering and repeating childhood dental treatment experiences: parents, their children, and barriers to dental care
    Patricia Anne Smith
    Oral Health and Health Research Programme, Dental Health Services and Research Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Int J Paediatr Dent 20:50-8. 2010
    ..Despite improvements over the past two decades, caries and its treatment remain a problem for Scottish children...
  5. doi request reprint Decayed and missing teeth and oral-health-related factors: predicting depression in homeless people
    Emma Coles
    Dental Health Services and Research Unit, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
    J Psychosom Res 71:108-12. 2011
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the effect of dental health status, dental anxiety and oral-health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) upon homeless people's experience of depression...
  6. doi request reprint A systematic review and meta-analysis of face-to-face communication of tailored health messages: implications for practice
    Kristina L Wanyonyi
    Oral Health and Health Research Programme, University of Dundee, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 85:348-55. 2011
    ..To conduct a systematic review of the effect of face-to-face delivered tailored health messages on patient behavior and applications for practice...
  7. ncbi request reprint Why Are People Afraid of the Dentist? Observations and Explanations
    Laura Beaton
    Dental Health Services Research Unit, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Med Princ Pract . 2013
    ..The findings show that there are clear practical implications indicated by the existing research in this area: a better understanding of dental fear, anxiety and phobia may prevent treatment avoidance. © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel...
  8. doi request reprint The Parental Dental Concerns Scale (PDCS): its development and initial psychometric properties
    Stephanie Chambers
    Oral Health and Health Research Programme, Dental Health Services and Research Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 41:541-50. 2013
    ..To assess the validity and reliability of a Parental Dental Concerns Scale (PDCS) to identify parents unable to access preventive dental care for their children...
  9. pmc Some psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Modified Dental Anxiety Scale with cross validation
    Siyang Yuan
    Dental Health Research Unit, Mackenzie Building, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:22. 2008
    ..To assess the factorial structure and construct validity for the Chinese version of the Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS)...
  10. doi request reprint Obesity and dental caries in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ceara Hayden
    School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 41:289-308. 2013
    ..The aim of this review and meta-analysis was to provide evidence to quantify the relationship between obesity and dental caries in children using a systematic approach...
  11. doi request reprint Measuring children's dental anxiety
    Gerry M Humphris
    Medical School, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
    Evid Based Dent 13:102-3. 2012
    ..Medline and the Social Science Index Citation databases were searched...
  12. doi request reprint Assessing patients' health behaviours. Essential steps for motivating patients to adopt and maintain behaviours conducive to oral health
    Ruth Freeman
    Oral Health and Health Research Programme, Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Monogr Oral Sci 21:113-27. 2009
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  13. ncbi request reprint A fearful child attends: a psychoanalytic explanation of children's responses to dental treatment
    Ruth Freeman
    Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
    Int J Paediatr Dent 17:407-18. 2007
    ..The question remains: why do children react so differently to dental treatment?..