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Table 2 Primary categories extracted in the qualitative content analysis of the first round

From: Nurses’ educational needs in the oral health of inpatients at Yazd Province in Iran: a Delphi study

Primary Categories Number of codes
1 Oral Anatomy and physiology 24
2 Familiarity with the signs and symptoms of common oral diseases 20
3 The relationship between diseases such as respiratory diseases, diabetes and oral health problem 10
4 Teaching dental emergencies (Sudden toothache, cheek swelling due to toothache.) 18
5 Introducing drugs that affect oral disorders (methods of treating oral problems, such as in radiotherapy) 18
6 Education of periodic examination of the mouth 10
7 Problems with wearing dentures and how to remove them 8
8 Familiarity with prescribed medications for oral problems and oral medication administration 25
9 Introducing drugs that cause damage to the mouth and teeth 36
10 Familiarity with interventions controlling bad breath (halitosis) 5
11 How to use dental consultation and refer to a dentist 11
12 Teaching children periodic oral examinations 5
13 Mouthwash training 12
14 Brushing training for special patients 30
15 Patient education for tooth brushing and taking care of the mouth, especially in the elderly patient 40
16 Teeth fluoride varnish training 5
17 Providing oral and dental care for unconscious patients 30
18 Providing oral and dental care for NPO patients 32
19 Providing oral and dental care for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy 22
20 Providing oral and dental care for patients under oropharyngeal candidiasis 8
21 Providing oral and dental care for patients with maxillofacial trauma 13
22 Providing oral and dental care for patients admitted to critical care unit 41
23 Education of proper nutrition 10
24 Electric toothbrush 3
25 Flossing 6
26 Community health education and oral and dental care 5
27 Providing oral and dental care for pregnant mothers 2