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Title: Rubber Dam Isolation Survey (RDIS) for adhesive restorative treatments
Autores: Abreu-Placeres, Ninoska
Yunes Fragoso, Paula M.
Cruz Aponte, P.
Garrido, L. E.
Researchers (UNIBE): Abreu-Placeres, Ninoska 
Yunes Fragoso, Paula M. 
Affiliations: Centro de Investigación en Biomateriales y Odontología (CIBO) 
Decanato de Investigación e Innovación (DII) 
Research area: Ciencias de la Salud
Keywords: Dental education; Dental students; Rubber dam; Survey
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Source: European Journal of Dental Education, 24(4), 724-733
Journal: European Journal of Dental Education 
Volume: 24
Issue: 4
Start page: 724
End page: 733
Introduction: Rubber dam isolation is considered as an essential component of modern adhesive dentistry. However, dental students do not always use it due to several barriers they face on their clinical practice. The aim of this study was to design and validate a questionnaire based on the COM-B model to measure students' implementation of rubber dam isolation in restorative treatments with adhesive materials. Materials and methods: A 7-item questionnaire was developed based on the COM-B model, with questions measuring the Capability, Opportunity (Relevance and Resources), and Motivation to perform rubber dam isolation (Behaviour). Content validation of the questionnaire was conducted by experts in aesthetic/restorative dentistry that assessed the clarity, coherence and relevance of the questions. The final survey was administered to a dental student population from three large private universities in the Dominican Republic. Descriptive analysis, t tests, polychoric correlations and a path analysis were carried out to establish the validity of the instrument. Results: A total of 382 students from three universities completed the questionnaire. According to the COM-B path model, the significant predictors of the implementation of rubber dam isolation were Capability and Motivation for University A, Motivation and Opportunity-Resources for University B, and Opportunity-Relevance and Capability for University C. Conclusions: The RDIS is a very short, easy to administer and valid questionnaire that can be applied by the universities to determine where they need to focus their interventions to achieve better rubber dam isolation implementation by their students.
DOI: 10.1111/eje.12562
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