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


Journal Article

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Cannick, GF; Horowitz, AM; Garr, DR; Reed, SG; Neville, BW; Day, TA; Woolson, RF; Lackland, DT

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 250 - 253

PubMed ID

  • 18067438

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18067438

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1543-0154

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-8195

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf03174125


  • eng