Self-efficacy, Planning, and Action Control in an Oral Self-Care Intervention

[Speaker] Zhou, Guangyu:1
[Co-author] Gan, Yiqun:2, Nina, Knoll:1, Ralf, Schwarzer:3, Kyra, Hamilton:4
1:Free University of Berlin (China (People's Republic of China)), 2:Peking University (China (People's Republic of China)), 3:Australian Catholic University (Australia), 4:Griffith University (Australia)

To evaluate a theory-guided intervention on oral self-care and examine the possible mechanisms among self-regulatory factors, a randomized controlled trail with two brief intervention arms was conducted to compare an information-based education treatment and self-regulation treatment focusing on planning and action control. Young adults (N = 284, aged 18 to 29 years) were assessed with scales adapted from the Health Action Process Approach at baseline and one month later. Results showed that dental self-efficacy, dental planning, and action control are involved in the improvement of oral self-care, which implied their joint effects.
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