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Burgette JM, Preisser JS, Weinberger M
Absence of a moderating effect of parent health literacy on Early Head Start enrollment and dental use.
The purpose of the study was to examine the moderating effect of parents' health literacy (HL) on the effectiveness of North Carolina Early Head Start (EHS) in improving children's dental use. The investigators found that parents in EHS had a higher prevalence of low HL compared to non-EHS parents. Parents' HL did not moderate the relationship between EHS and child dental use, suggesting that EHS results in similar improvements in dental use regardless of parent's HL levels.
Citation: Burgette JM, Preisser JS, Weinberger M . Absence of a moderating effect of parent health literacy on Early Head Start enrollment and dental use. J Public Health Dent 2018 Jun;78(3):257-65. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12269..
Keywords: Caregiving, Children/Adolescents, Dental and Oral Health, Health Literacy