Camera-related behaviours of female dental nurses and nursery school children during fluoride varnish application interactions in nursery school settings

Yuefang Zhou, Gillian Mackenzie Forbes, Gerald Michael Humphris

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Abstract

Objective. To investigate camera awareness of female dental nurses and nursery school children as the frequency of camera-related behaviours observed during fluoride varnish applications in a community based health programme.
Methods. Fifty-one nurse–child interactions (three nurse pairs and 51 children) were video recorded when Childsmile nurses were applying fluoride varnish onto the teeth of children in nursery school settings. Using a pre-developed coding scheme, nurse and child verbal and nonverbal behaviours were coded for camera-related behaviours.
Results. On 15 of 51 interactions (29.4%), a total of 31 camera-related behaviours were observed for dental nurses (14 instances over nine interactions)
and children (17 instances over six interactions). Camera-related behaviours occurred infrequently, occupied 0.3% of the total interaction time and displayed at all stages of the dental procedure, though tended to peak at initial stages.
Conclusions. Certain camera-related behaviours of female dental nurses and nursery school children were observed in their interactions when introducing
a dental health preventive intervention. Since the frequency of camera-related behaviours are so few they are of little consequence when video-recording adults and children undertaking dental procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-381
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Volume20
Issue number5
Early online date2 Jun 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010

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