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J Cancer Educ. 2007 Winter;22(4):250-3.

Oral cancer prevention and early detection: using the PRECEDE-PROCEED framework to guide the training of health professional students.

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Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Teaching cancer prevention and detection is important in health professional education. It is desirable to select a comprehensive framework for teaching oral cancer (OC) prevention and detection skills.

METHODS:

The PRECEDE-PROCEED model was used to design a randomized pretest and posttest study of the OC prevention and detection skills of dental students (n = 104). OC knowledge, opinions, and competencies were evaluated.

RESULTS:

Second year students in the intervention group were more competent than those in the control group.

CONCLUSIONS:

The novel use of PRECEDE-PROCEED sets a precedent for designing a standardized OC curriculum for a wide range of health professional disciplines.

PMID:
18067438
DOI:
10.1080/08858190701641065
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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