Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Michele L. Darby
Marcia K. Brand
Deanne S. Allen
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.D46J67
The purpose of this study was to determine if a statistically significant difference existed in self concept prior to and following preventive oral health services in clients undergoing drug rehabilitation. Individuals residing at the Drug Dependency Treatment Program Unit at McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, comprised the control and experimental groups.
Data were organized according to a randomized groups, pretest-posttest design with preventive oral health services as the active independent variable. The dependent variables, Total Positive Score, Self Satisfaction Score, and Physical Self Score were measured by the Tennessee Self Concept Scale.
One grouping factor, one trial factor analysis of variance yielded no statistically significant difference between the self concept of drug rehabilitation clients who received preventive oral health services and those who did not receive such services. All comparisons were at the 0.05 level of significance.
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Jones, Susan E..
"Short-Term Effect of Preventative Oral Health Services on Drug Rehabilitation Clients' Self Concept"
(1980). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/fb4a-8243