Table 4: APRNs knowledge of oral health issues.

Item (n = 288)

True N (%)

False N (%)

Donít know N (%)

a. The use of many pharmaceuticals among individuals with oral infections poses an increased risk of medical complications.

221 (76.7)

8 (2.8)

59 (20.5)

b. Most Americans receive basic dental care that they need.

18 (6.3)

254 (88.1)

16 (5.6)

b. The risk of medical complications from bacterial dental infections increases among individuals who are immunocompromised by diseases or medications (n = 287).

283 (98.6)

3 (1.0)

1 (0.3)

c. Dental cavities and periodontal diseases are infections (n = 286).

232 (81.1)

27 (9.4)

27 (9.4)

d. The oral cavity and its functions can be adversely affected by many pharmaceuticals used in treating systemic conditions (n = 285).

260 (91.2)

4 (1.4)

21 (7.4)

e. Poor dental health can compromise the ability of patients to achieve good medical outcomes.

284 (98.6)

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4 (1.4)