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Board Review: Multiple Choice
Board Review: Multiple Choice
This activity contains 20 questions.
The researcher provides evidence of reliability and validity of the survey to prove:
the survey measures independent and dependent variables.
the survey has reproducibility and can be generalized to the intended population.
there was interrater reliability.
that the survey was a pilot study.
When an investigator uses randomly selected subjects from a subdivided population, which of the following sampling technique is used.
Which measure of central tendency is MOST affected by extreme scores at the low or high end of a scale of numbers?
A dental hygienist gives a quiz to determine the effectiveness of a new dental health education program in the public school system. The mean score is 12 and the standard deviation is 2. Which of the following is the correct interpretation of this data?
The highest score is 14.
The most common score is 12.
The mode is from 10 and 14.
Most scores are between 10 and 14.
In selecting a data collection instrument, both reliability and validity are important considerations for the instrument's credibility. If the research states the data collection instrument is reliable it means
The data collection instrument would be easily reproducible.
Data can be generalized back to the sample population or an even larger population.
The data collection instrument measures what it was supposed to measure.
The results from the study would be valuable for the advancement of the profession.
Which of the following correlation coefficients indicates the strongest relationship?
In communities without fluoride water supplies, the most cost-effective method to decrease the development of dental caries 6-12 years of age would be a program consisting of:
Which of the following characterizes an excellent dental index?
Flexibility in measurement
Ease in calibration
Flexibility in evaluating the condition
Which of the following children would benefit the MOST from a sealant program in the public school system?
A five-year program was conducted on 100 second graders. The baseline data were taken at the beginning, and dental health education and fluoride mouthrinsing were provided each year to the students. Based on the following DMFS scores, this program is considered to be:
Mean Number of Surfaces
Successful because the total number of M surfaces increased.
Successful because the D surfaces decreased.
Not successful because the F surfaces doubled.
Not successful because decay is still present.
Which of the following is the MOST appropriate method for teaching a group of smokeless tobacco users how to perform a self-oral cancer examination?
Distribute oral cancer pamphlets showing how to do a self-examination.
Discuss and demonstrate an oral cancer exam and have the group practice.
Discuss the topic and have the group watch a 30 minute video on the facts about oral cancer.
Ask an oral surgeon to discuss the risks, signs and symptoms of oral cancer.
When utilizing a pamphlet published by a major dental care product company, it is necessary that the dental hygienist evaluate the pamphlet for
Information on periodontal diseases.
Information on dental caries.
Slanted information geared toward the company's product.
Information about the professional status of dental hygiene.
The ADHA is concerned with the number of dental hygienists with latex sensitivity or allergies. A study investigated a group of dental hygienists who previously reported sensitivity from wearing latex gloves. A questionnaire requesting data on the dermatological signs and symptoms, medical gloves, used, food eaten that day, usage of personal hygiene products, medical care received, and a health history was mailed to 250 of these dental hygienists within the United States in 2003. What type of research study is being conducted?
Ex Post Facto
Dental public health is concerned with all of the following categories except one. Which one is this exception?
Community behavior and lifestyle
Health care policy and organization
Cost benefit analysis
Salaries of individual family members
A community dental hygienist records the amount of dental caries detected on patients seen within the office during the past five years. This types of quantification of dental caries is referred to as a (an)
Dental caries is referred to as a(an)
When designing and developing a dental health program, which of the following sequences would be correct to follow?
Develop the program, identify the target population, assess the target population, collect and analyze the data and determine the problem.
Determine the problem, develop the program, identify the target population, and collect and analyze the data.
Develop the program, determine the problem, identify the target population, assess the target population, and collect and analyze the data.
Identify the target population, assess the target population, collect and analyze the data, determine the problem, and develop the program.
The overall effectiveness of a dental health education program can BEST be measured by the
Length of the program.
Cost of the program.
Number of participants involved in the program.
Degree to which it meets the program objectives.
When dental health is neglected it is MOSTLY because of
The nonthreatening nature of the disease.
Self-perception of need.
Lack of understanding that dental hygiene care prevents dental diseases.
No evidence that dental health is related to overall health.
All of the following factors influence epidemiology except one. Which one is the exception?
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