Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 3, P641-651 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0107 View full text
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Brian Laurence, Dexter Woods, David George, Onyinye Onyekwere, Ralph Katz, Sophie Lanzkron, Marie Diener-West, Neil Powe

Abstract: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the association between self-perceived loss of control as measured by dental external locus of control summary scores, with the amount of untreated dental decay in African American adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) and African Americans adults without SCD. The sample included 102 subjects with SCD and 103 subjects without SCD matched on age, sex, and recruitment location (mean age of all subjects 35.4 years, 55.6% female). Subjects with SCD in the hi…

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