A modified version of the RAPIDD Instrument was used to measure the mothers' beliefs about caring for their child's teeth.
Weinstein and Riedy developed RAPIDD and defined the 4 constructs based on summative subscales of the 20 items.
Following pilot testing, the RAPIDD and the PCCT pretests were administered to both groups by the researcher at the first meeting with each participant.
A repeated--measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to evaluate each of the 4 RAPIDD construct scores.
No statistically significant difference was found between the control group and treatment group for any of the RAPIDD constructs except valuing dental health.
This MI intervention had no significant impact on any of the 4 RAPIDD constructs.
Dr Bogich is a disease ecologist and a Fogarty International RAPIDD
postdoctoral research fellow in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, Princeton University and a scientific consultant for EcoHealth Alliance.
No clinically significant change was found in the four constructs measured with RAPIDD
: valuing dental health, permissiveness, convenience and change difficulty, or openness to health information.
This study was funded by the Wellcome Trust (to D.T.S.H.), UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (grant VT0105), and the Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics program (RAPIDD
[managed by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health]).