Tobaksvanor och uppfattningen om tobakens påverkan i munhålan bland grundlärarstuderande

Translated title of the thesis: Tobacco habits and the perceptions of tobacco’s impact in the oral cavity among elementary teacher students
  • Anna Ekenros
  • Marie Svensson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Objective: The aim of the study was to identify tobacco habits and the perception of its effects in the oral cavity among elementary teacher students at Kristianstad University.

    Material and methods: A cross-sectional study with quantitative design was performed with a questionnaire survey. It was distributed to 76 elementary teacher students where all participated.

    Results: The results showed that 13 respondents smoked and 4 used snus, one of those was using both cigarettes and snus. The debut age for smoking was between 11-20 years and 16-20 years when using snus. The vast majority of the respondents perceived that the use of snus and cigarettes effects the oral cavity. Many of the respondents perceived that smoking had very great importance in the development of halitosis (73,3%) and discoloration of the teeth (78,9%), while the majority of the respondents had the perception that the discoloration of the teeth (82.7%) was of very great importance in the use of snus.

    Conclusion: The result shows that there were more tobacco users in this study in relation to tobacco use in the rest of Sweden. This study shows that the vast majority of the elementary teacher students perceived that smoking and snus had an effect for developing various states in the oral cavity.

    Date of Award2014-Sept-22
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorSara Henricsson (Supervisor) & Pia Andersson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Oral Health

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Dentistry (30216)


    • elementary teacher students
    • oral health
    • perception
    • smoking
    • snus
    • tobacco

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