Thesis / Dissertation

Exploring psychological correlates of toothbrushing behaviour - a systematic review of current research and a qualitative exploration of real-time influences

Adam Austin Rogers, Julie Satur (ed.)

Published : 2019


This thesis explores the psychological mechanisms of toothbrushing routines among younger adults. With individual attitudes and beliefs linked to toothbrushing engagement, an improved understanding of these mechanisms is expected to have benefits for preventive oral health efforts. Current limitations are that: a) there is little agreement regarding the psychological constructs that best correlate with toothbrushing, and b) there is little explanation around the dynamic, real-time influences that may influence toothbrushing on a daily basis. Two projects were designed: a systematic review of the current literature to determine the psychological constructs that best correlate with toothbrushi..

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