Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 9

Health Coaching in Primary Care

Ankur Sharma1, Meena Jain2*, Vishal Jain3, Shilpi Singh4, Nisha Yadav5 and Puneet Chahar6

1Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, India
2Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, India
3PG Student, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, India
4Reader, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, India
5Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, India
6Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, India

*Corresponding Author: Meena Jain, Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, India.

Received: July 11, 2018; Published: August 11, 2018

Citation: Ankur Sharma., et al. “Health Coaching in Primary Care". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.9 (2018).

Abstract

  This paper reviews evidence generated on 'health coaching' from January 2012 to December 2018 and its importance in primary care setting. It further analyzes the lacunae in knowledge and areas for further research. Electronic database, Pubmed, was searched for relevant studies. Initial search returned 1607 studies out of which 12 were finalized for review. A systematic review was carried out according to PRISMA guidelines. An increase in quality of evidence generated from January 2012 to December 2016 was observed. The studies also showed a transition from prevention and disease control to community level prevention and health promotion. Health coaching has been effective in various chronic conditions in primary care and community settings. It can be effectively used as a means of health promotion in a primary dental care set up. Health coaching has emerged as an important tool for general and oral health promotion and especially improved compliance to health related instructions and visits. It has also been proved useful in chronic disease control in primary care setting. However, a global reach of health coaching interventions and a global participation in research was missing. Future research should aim at developing cost effective programs for health coaching in various regions of the world.

Keywords: Root Canal Treatment; Postoperative Pain; Review; Acetaminophen; Analgesics; Ibuprofen; Narcotic Medications

Copyright: © 2018 Meena Jain., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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