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2016, Vol.16, No.2

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    Association between periodontitis and preterm birth and low birth weight

    Ha Jung Eun | 2016, 16(2) | pp.155~163 | number of Cited : 1
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    The purpose of the review article is to investigate the influence of periodontal diseases on preterm birth(PTB) and low birth weight(LBW). PTB and LBW are the main risk factors of infant mortality and a major public health problem. PTB is defined as delivery at less than 37 weeks and LBW is less than 2,500 grams. Over Approximately 60 percent of perinatal mortality results from PTB or LBW. Although the causes of PTB and LBW are not fully understood, infection is the leading cause of PTB and LBW. Periodontal diseases are serious disease burdens because they are caused by bacterial endotoxin, inflammatory reaction, and cytokine. The periodontal diseases are the predisposing factors of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis. Over the past 15 years, previous studies revealed that periodontitis had adverse outcomes including PTB and LBW in pregnancy.
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    Development of integrated basic dental hygiene curriculum

    Sun-Mi Lee | AHN SE YOUN | Won Young Soon and 1other persons | 2016, 16(2) | pp.165~172 | number of Cited : 4
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    The purpose of the study is to develop the integrated basic dental hygiene curriculum after reviewing and analyzing the traditional curriculum. First, the standardization of curriculum in three years and four years dental hygiene department curriculum is needed. Second, integration between subjects should include learning objectives of the curriculum. Third, the basic subjects of dental hygiene should provide and satisfy the learning goals of dental biochemistry, nutrition, dentistry and dental pharmacology, and the basic subjects should be integrated into clinical considerations. Fourth, the integration of the curriculum should make the students dental hygiene experts by nurturing and integration of basic sciences. The integration of curriculum is able to provide the unified subject that does not same and duplicated contents.
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    Analysis of current status of a dental hygiene science curriculum according to the dental hygienist competency

    Bo-Mi, Shin | Soo-Myoung Bae | Sun-Jung, Shin and 2other persons | 2016, 16(2) | pp.173~183 | number of Cited : 8
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate and analyzed the current status of a dental hygiene curriculum according to the dental hygienist competency. Methods: The study subjects were 59 courses in the department of dental hygiene in G University from April 1 to May 30, 2015. Except for liberal arts, 51 courses were finally selected and analyzed for the relationship between the curriculum and competency. For each course, systematic reviews were made by subject name, core competency, achievement goals, lecture hours, weekly themes, and learning goals. Three experts in the dental hygiene evaluated and analyzed the association of competency and goals. Results: Each course was operated by the goal from one to twenty two competencies of dental hygiene. Achieving one item of competency in a course required 13 hours on the average from minimum 2 hours to maximum 30 hours. More than 20 courses were operated and more than 900 hours were necessary for achieving the competency. The competency included the contents of ‘Be able to utilize basic medical and dental knowledge in dental hygiene care and patient care’ among the dental hygiene competencies. Conclusions: Competency based dental hygiene education will provide theoretical background for defining the identity of dental hygienist as a health care worker and to encourage professionals who contribute to the recognition of healthy society. Further research should be continued for improving the competency‐based dental hygiene curriculum and education methods for implementing the curriculum within the paradigm of health care services.
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    Recognition and satisfaction of dental care customers after 1 year national health insurance coverage of dental scaling

    이보근 | Lee Jung Hwa | 2016, 16(2) | pp.185~193 | number of Cited : 9
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study was to examine the recognition and satisfaction of dental care customers after 1 year national health insurance coverage of dental scaling. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 477 dental care customers in Gyeongbuk, Busan, Yangsan, and Gyeonggido from July 18 to September 30, 2014 after receiving informed consents. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the subjects(5 items), subjective awareness of oral health(4 items), recognition of scaling(5 items), and recognition and satisfaction of scaling health insurance(5 items). Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20.0 program. Results: Those who recognized the national health insurance coverage of dental scaling accounted for 80.1 percent and 47.2 percent of them got the health insurance coverage via media advertisements. Those who received the scaling service by health insurance coverage accounted for 73.8% and 66.2% of them were very satisfied with the service. Among the customers, 91.8% were satisfied with scaling health allotment. There was a statistical significance between scaling health insurance and subjective oral condition recognition(p<0.01). Through the health insurance coverage scaling service, the oral health in Korea will improve much. Conclusions: The expansion of health insurance coverage of scaling service will provide the universal oral health care for all people. Owing to low cost service, people will actively try to come in contact with public health service in the future.
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    Knowledge, attitude, and recognition of health insurance coverage in tooth implant

    김창희 | Hyunjung Kim | Sun-Mi Lee and 1other persons | 2016, 16(2) | pp.195~204 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the knowledge, attitude, and recognition of health insurance coverage in tooth implant among Korean adults. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 420 adults over 20 years lod in Seoul and Gyeonggido from October 1 to December 15, 2014. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the subjects, knowledge, attitude, and recognition of health insurance coverage in tooth implant. Results: The mean of knowledge of regular checkup after implant was 3.05 points, and mean of advantage and disadvantage of implant was 3.03 points. The expectation for the implant treatment was 4.18 points and this was the highest score. There was no significant difference between the knowledge and attitude in age and monthly compensation(p>0.05). Only 45.6% of the adults were aware of the health insurance coverage of tooth implant since July, 2014. Health Insurance meeds to be modified in the beneficiaries age(44.6%), and cost(32.7%). The positive aspects of implant care included medical expenses(37.8%), health care beneficiary(29.1%), and oral health promotion(20.9%). Conclusions: Health insurance coverage of tooth implant is very important to enhance the quality of life in the adults because the proper management and implementation of the health insurance in implant will improve the oral health care in life.
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    Current status of dental intraoral imaging devices and radiographic safety management

    강은주 | 형주희 | 2016, 16(2) | pp.205~214 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the current status and radiographic safety management in Korea. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 200 dental hygienists in Jeonbuk province from September 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the subjects, radiation knowledge, radiation safety management, and radiation exposure anxiety. Data were analyzed using SPSS 18.0 program. Results: Duration of clinical experience(r=0.142) and number of daily radiation shot(r=0.145) showed a positive correlation to radiation safety management, and a nrgative correlation to use of intraoral films and digital devices(r=-0.587). A logistic regression analysis was performed in order to evaluate the influence on radiography knowledge. The results showed that the factors had significant influences on the age group over 41 years old(OR 7.25; 95% CI 1.30-40.43) and those who took a position above team leader(OR 0.23; 95% CI 0.59-0.90). Conclusions: It is very important to have the safety management toward dental intraoral imaging and radiograpgic shot in the dental hygienists. Continuous efforts should be emphasized on radiographic safety management and behavior.
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    Performance and related factors of radiation safety management in dental hygienists

    정종윤 | Han Mi Ah | Park, Jong and 1other persons | 2016, 16(2) | pp.215~224 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the related factors of performance of radiation safety management in dental hygienists. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 183 dental hygienists using dental radiography in 110 dental clinics in G area by convenience sampling methods. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the subjects, radiation-related characteristics, and performance and management of radiation safety. Results: Performance score of radiation safety management was 35.71±12.49 in dental hygienists. The performance score of radiation safety management were associated with sex, numbers of dental hygienists, the average numbers of admitted patients per day, the total clinical experience, existence of manual for radiation safety management and perceived need for education of radiation safety management. Conclusions: The performance score was relatively low. The performance score was associated with radiation safety manual and safety equipment. The preparation of radiation protective environment and equipment will improve the performance of radiation safety management in dental hygienists
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    Influences of stress and fatigue on periodontal health indicators in patients with periodontal disease

    Byeng Chul Yu | 조지영 | 정지혜 and 4other persons | 2016, 16(2) | pp.225~231 | number of Cited : 6
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    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influential factors of stress and fatigue on peridontal indicators in patients with periodontal disease. Methods: A self-administrated questionnaire study was conducted during November 2012 to January 2013 with 140 periodontal patients. The Fatigue and Stress were evaluated with Multidimensional Fatigue Scale(MFS) and Psychosocial Well-bing Index(PWI). Periodontal health indicators were consisted with gingival index and pocket depth. Data were analyzed by descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis. Results: Overall stress and fatigue level of subjects were 22.61 ± 5.62 and 64.67 ± 9.45. Gingival index and periodontal pocket depth as periodontal health indicators were 1.26 ± 0.3 and 4.29 ± 0.52. The influential factors of gingival index and periodontal pocket depth were social function(subcategory of pwi) and depression(subcategory of pwi), respectively. Conclusions: Some subcategories of PWI were related with periodontal health indicators. So, consideration of stress related with depression and social function are needed to manage and prevent periodontal disease.
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    Oral health and behavior by diabetic status: the fifth Korea national health and nutrition examination survey

    한여정 | Han Mi Ah | 2016, 16(2) | pp.233~240 | number of Cited : 5
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    Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the oral health status and behavior in Korean diabetic adults. Methods: The study subjects were 11,840 adults who participated in the fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey(2010-2012). Diabetic status was defined by doctors and fasting blood sugar(FBS) level. Oral health status was assessed by decayed-missing-filled teeth(DMFT), community periodontal index(CPI), periodontal disease, denture needs, limitation of oral function, and chewing difficulty. The oral health behavior was evaluated by oral examination within a year, brushing times a day, and use of auxiliary oral product. The data were analyzed by descriptive analysis, chi-square tests and multiple logistic regression analyses. Results: The prevalence rate of diabetes mellitus diagnosed by doctor and FBS was 8.3% and 10.2%, respectively. The prevalence rate of periodontitis was 25.4%. The proportions of DMFT ≥20, CPI ≥3, periodontal disease, denture needs, oral function limitation and chewing difficulty in the confirmed diabetic group by doctor were significantly higher than those of the non-diabetic group(p<0.05). In multiple logistic regression analysis, the adjusted odds ratio(aOR) for periodontal disease(aOR=1.73, 95% CI=1.41-2.12), presence of denture needs(aOR=1.40, 95% CI=1.06-1.84), limited oral function(aOR=1.43, 95% CI=1.15-1.78) and chewing difficulty(aOR=1.41 95% CI=1.13-1.77) in diabetic subjects were significantly higher than those of the non-diabetic subjects. There were similar associations between diabetes defined with FBS and oral health. In oral health behavior, diabetic subjects had significantly lower odds ratios for oral examination(aOR=0.76, 95% CI=0.60-0.98), brushing time ≥2 times(aOR=0.73, 95% CI=0.57-0.93), and auxiliary oral products(aOR=0.74, 95% CI=0.59-0.94). Conclusions: There was a significant relationship between oral health status and behavior in Korean diabetic adults. Further study is needed to evaluate the underlying mechanisms between diabetes mellitus and oral health status.
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    Evaluation of dental web site usability in Korea

    김선영 | Kim Yun Jeong | 2016, 16(2) | pp.241~248 | number of Cited : 1
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the dental website usability in Korea. The dental website included dental university hospital, network dental hospital and dental office. Methods: The study was carried out by three age groups including twenties, thirties, and forties. Each group consisted of ten customers and evaluated twelve websites of dental hospitals. Each was assigned to four hospitals and three tasks including easiness of online reservation, preventive information, and treatment information. They filled out the self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire included the easiness of on-line reservation, satisfaction on the quality and quantity of preventive informations, satisfaction on the quality and quantity of treatment informations, predictiveness on the sub-menu, usefulness of site map, information on the main page of web site, usefulness of decision on visit to dentistry, and revisit intention. Results: The easiness of on-line reservation was the highest in the private dental office, and university dental hospital and network dental hospitals followed in conducting task(1). The anticipated value and measurement on the usefulness of web site were the lowest in network dental hospitals and the time interval between two values was 57 seconds. This discrepancy showed the largest difference. The satisfaction on treatment information in task(3) was higher than that of the satisfaction on preventive information in task (2). The revisit intention was the highest in dental university hospitals. Conclusions: This study showed the comparison in usefulness of web site of university dental hospitals, network dental hospitals and private dental office. The web site focused on the treatment information rather than preventive information. This study suggested that the most important function of dental web site would be the preventive information that was mainly operated by the role of dental hygienists rather than treatment information in the future.
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    Influencing factors on mouthguard awareness and educational needs for coping methods of oral and maxillofacial injuries in physical education department students

    Cheon, hye won | 2016, 16(2) | pp.249~259 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the mouthguard awareness and educational needs for coping methods of oral and maxillofacial trauma in physical education department students. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 250 male students in gyeonggido and Jeonbuk province from June, to August, 2015. survey was conducted from June to August, 2015. The students were those who played taekwondo, football, and kendo. Except incomplete answers, 229 data were analyzed. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the students, awareness and use of mouthguards, and educational needs for coping methods for oral and maxillofacial injuries. The Cronbach alpha of mouthguard awareness was 0.838, and that of educational needs for coping methods for oral and maxillofacial injuries was 0.843 in the study. Results: Those who wore mouthguards tended to have higher score of awareness and the demand of coping methods for oral and maxillofacial injuries was higher than those who did not. Those who had higher awareness of mouthguards and oral health maintained their good oral health. Conclusions: The mouthguard is very important to protect from the oral and maxillofacial injuries in sports play, it is important to emphasize the mouthguard wearing in the physical education department students.
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    Awareness and needs for English learning in allied health science college students

    Yu-Ri Choi | 유은미 | 이은지 and 2other persons | 2016, 16(2) | pp.261~268 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the awareness and needs of English learning in allied health science college students. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 600 health science college students in Seoul, Gyeonggi and Incheon province. The questionnaire consisted of purpose of English learning, attitude and motivation. Data were analyzed by SPSS 19.0 program. Results: Most of the students took English classes(96%) and the English class was mainly done by instruction-centered learning (43.6%). Many students felt the needs of English and they thought English was the most important tool for getting a job(70.7%). Nonetheless most of the students lacked in confidence and interest in English learning due to the surrounding pressure(51.2%). Too much surrounding pressure can cause students lose their zest in English learning. Conclusions: It is need to seek for a curriculum consisting of practical purposes to meet the needs of health science college students about English learning.
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    Influence of self-control on stress management and oral health related quality of life in high school students

    Lee, Ga-ryoung | 2016, 16(2) | pp.269~275 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the influence of self-control on stress management and oral health related quality of life in high school students. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 422 high school students in Ulsan from December 1, 2014 to February 20, 2015. The study instrument consisted of stress and self-control. The stress instrument included 17 items modified by Kim and Lee. The self-control instrument was modified by Kim and had 20 items. Pearson's correlation analysis was conducted to analyze the relationship between stress, self-control and oral health related quality of life. Regression analysis was used to analyze the effect of the stress on oral heal related quality of life. Hierarchical regression analysis was done to analyze the control effect of self-control in the relationship between the stress and oral health related quality of life. Results: The higher stress level resulted in the lower oral heal related quality of life. The higher self-control maintained the higher oral health related quality of life. The higher long term pursuit of satisfaction led to higher oral health related quality of life. The immediate suppression of satisfaction had a positive influence on the higher oral health related quality of life. Conclusions: There were significant correlations in self-control on stress management and oral health related quality of life.
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    Oral health-related quality of life in social welfare workers according to oral health status

    Sun-A Lim | Song, Ae-Hee | Hye-Jeong Youn | 2016, 16(2) | pp.277~284 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the influencing factors of oral health-related quality of life in social workers. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 240 social workers in Gwangju by convenience sampling method. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the subjects(age, monthly salary, smoking, alcohol consumption) and systemic health condition(systemic diseases, medication, oral health status, and stress). The factors associated with oral health-related quality of life included skin dryness, eye dryness, lip dryness, and nasal dryness. The subjective dry mouth consisted of 6 questions measured by visual analogue scale(VAS). Cronbach's alpha was 0.868 in the study. The data were analyzed for t-test, one-way ANOVA and multiple regression analysis using SPSS 18.0 program. Results: The oral health-related quality of life in social workers varied by age, oral health status, stress status, and halitosis. The oral health-related quality of life had positive correlations with the subjective perception of dry mouth and whole body dry symptoms. The health status(=-0.410) had the influence on the oral health-related quality of life, nasal dryness(=0.230), age(=0.189), and halitosis (=0.162) in order. Conclusions: The oral health-related quality of life was closely related to the health status and nasal dryness. It is necessary to develop the quality of life improvement programs including oral health prevention and care program in the social workers.
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    Association of self-perceived oral health and depression in the elderly: the sixth Korea national health and nutrition examination survey(the 6th KNHANES)

    최은실 | cho han a | 허윤민 and 1other persons | 2016, 16(2) | pp.285~293 | number of Cited : 5
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    Objectives: The aim of the study was to investigate the association of self-perceived oral health and depression in the Korean elderly. Methods: The subjects were 1,329 elderly in Korea from the sixth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (the 6th KNHANES). The dependent variable was depression that continued more than two weeks. Model Ⅰ for the impacts of depression on self-reported oral health, Model Ⅱ for the impacts of depression on chewing problem, Model Ⅲ for the impacts of depression on speaking problem was evaluated. PASW Statistics 18.0 version was used for frequency analysis, chi-square test and logistic regression analysis. Results: Female elderly were much more prone to depression than male. Female had lower monthly compensation, less medicaid, chewing problem, speaking problem, and less education. For these reasons, they tended to have more depression than male (p<0.001). Self-perceived oral health impacts on depression included poor self-reported oral health(p<0.01), poor chewing problem(p<0.01) and poor speaking problem(p<0.05). On the other hand, male did not show a statistically significant association. Conclusions: The study showed the self-perceived oral health related quality of life had a significant influence on depression in the elderly. The continuing lifelong oral health care can prevent depression in the later life because oral health care improvement can enhance the self-perceived oral health status.
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    Influence of denture wearing on a mini-mental state examination(MMSE-K) in the elderly

    Min-Jeong Cho | 박동옥 | Keun Bae Song | 2016, 16(2) | pp.295~301 | number of Cited : 7
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the association between denture wearing and dementia using a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE-K) in the community dwelling elderly. Methods: The study subjects were 184 community dwelling elderly using Korean version of mini-mental state examination(MMSE-K). The variables included the general characteristics of the subjects, denture earing, number of mastication tooth, subjective mastication ability, and MMSE(dementia). Denture wearing was divided into two groups of the natural dentition including the fixed prosthesis and removable denture including the complete and/or partial denture. The data were analyzed by χ2 test, t-test, and binary logistic regression using SPSS version 22.0 program. Logistic regression was used to analyze the association of MMSE-K score and denture wearing, and 95% confidence interval was calculated. The subjective mastication ability was measured by Likert 5 points scale. Dementia was measured by MMSE-K. Results: There was a significant association between MMSE-K score and denture wearing. The odds ratio(OR) of denture waering was 6.01(95% CI: 2.824-12.784). After adjusting the age, gender, residence and education, OR was 5.53(95% CI: 2.364-12.935). Conclusions: This study showed a significant association between MMSE-K score and denture wearing in the Korean elderly.
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    The effect influence of job satisfaction on turnover intention in dental hygienists

    Lee Hyo Cheol | Lee Mi Lim | 2016, 16(2) | pp.303~311 | number of Cited : 11
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    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of job satisfaction on turnover intention in dental hygienists. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 169 dental hygienists in Gwangju from June 1 to December 31, 2014. Data analysis was performed with t-test, ANOVA and multiple regression analysis using SPSS WIN version 21.0 program. Results: By Likert 5 points scale, mean of job satisfaction was 3.08±0.35 points, mean of personal relationship was 3.35±0.55 points, and monthly compensation and promotion were 2.91±0.63 points and mean of autonomy was 2.79±0.70 points. Job satisfaction was the highest in those who were married and over 30 years old. Job satisfaction was highest in those who worked in the general hospitals and had longer career as a dental hygienist. Mean of the turnover intention was 3.31±0.81 points. The factors of job satisfaction and turnover intention had the inverse correlation. The influencing factor of turnover intention(=-0.327) were monthly compensation, promotion, job satisfaction(=-0.301), and satisfaction for the location of the job(=-0.157). Conclusions: Turnover intention of dental hygienists is closely related to economic compensation, promotion, working department, and location of the job.
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    Influence of working environment on infection control activities in dental hygienists

    HieJin Noh | 최은미 | WON GYUN CHUNG and 1other persons | 2016, 16(2) | pp.313~319 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives: The objective of the study was to infection control by analyzing the influence of working environment on infection control activities in the dental hygienists. Methods: The cross-sectional study was based on a survey on a total of 377 dental hygienists working in dental settings. Multiple linear regression analysis was performed to examine the relationship of general characteristics and infection control activities. All statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS for Windows version 20.0, and p<0.05 was considered to be significant. Results: Predictive powers(=Adjusted R2 of the investigated factors such as operation room, sterilization⋅disinfection⋅laundry, dental unit waterline, staff⋅individual, infection control system, personal protective equipment, medical waste, hand hygiene, oral surgical procedures, clinical contact surfaces were adjusted R2=0.394, 0.306, 0.277, 0.244, 0.241, 0.177, 0.165,, 0.154, 0.134, 0.124 respectively. Conclusions: In order to enhance infection control activities, the program development and implementation for the aseptic procedure is very important. The program should include periodic reinforcement of infection control education and regular monitoring of infection control activities.
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    Ethical dilemma and related factors in some clinical dental hygienists

    Kim Yun Jeong | 김선영 | 2016, 16(2) | pp.321~327 | number of Cited : 2
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    Objectives: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the level of ethical dilemma and related factors in some clinical dental hygienists. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 290 clinical dental hygienists in G metropolitan city from January 5 to February 27, 2015. The instruments used for this study were the modified ethical dilemma scale developed Lee, Kim and Park. The questionnaire consisted of dental hygienists & subjects(4 items), dental hygienists & professionals(12 items), dental hygienists & partners(7 items), and medical information(31 items). The questions were measured by Likert 5 points scale. The statistical analyses include descriptive statistics, t-test and stepwise multiple regression analysis using SPSS 12.0 program. Results: Dental hygienists perceived ethical dilemma scored 3.35 and 3.24 except medical information. Professionals and partners in sub-domain of ethical dilemma by experience of ethics education and ethical conflict were high and showed statistically significant difference. The strongest predictor of dental hygienists and subjects was job satisfaction. The strongest predictor of dental hygienists and partners was adequacy of ethics education in college/university. Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that it is necessary to develop the professional dental hygiene program for the prevention of ethical dilemma in dental hygienists and to make ethics education for ethical decision making.
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    Influence of service and value quality satisfaction on revisit intention in orthodontic patients

    Min Hee-Hong | 전지현 | Gil-Bok Choi | 2016, 16(2) | pp.329~335 | number of Cited : 3
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    Objectives: The objective of study is to investigate the influence of service and value quality satisfaction on revisit intention in orthodontic patients. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 230 orthodontic patients in Seoul, Daejeon, and Cheongju from July 1 to August 30, 2015. The contents of questionnaire included the general characteristics(6 item), quality of dental service(22 item), value(4 item), revisit intention(3 item), and satisfaction(3 item). The research tools were modified and supplemented by Han using Likert 5 points scale. Data were analyzed using SPSS 19.0 program. Results: Quality of dental service was 3.88 points, value of dental service was 3.78 points, revisit intention was 4.06 points and satisfaction of dental service was 4.02 points. Conclusions: The quality of dental service was lower score than other scales. This results showed that it is necessary to increase the satisfaction in service quality in the orthodontic patients.