Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene 2021 KCI Impact Factor : 0.87

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2022, Vol.22, No.3

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    Analysis of major indicators of department of dental hygiene in college through the university information disclosure system

    Sun-Mi Lee | 2022, 22(3) | pp.153~160 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: This study tried to use information from the university information disclosure system as basic data to understand dental hygiene departments and search for development directions by analyzing major indicators through information disclosure data collection. Methods: Based on the information released from 2019 to 2021, 53 three-year universities with dental hygiene departments nationwide were analyzed based on data from the last three years of university alerts. Results: The indicators that the colleges with dental hygiene departments had higher averages than the overall junior colleges were: rate of levy with enrolled students within the quota, rate of faculty in full service, rate of lectures conducted by faculty in full service, employment rate, and annual scholarships per person. In the dental hygiene departments, acceptance rates of new students were 1.46–30.53 (average 10.24), admission quota was 27–160 (average 70), the number of continuing students was 39–515 (average 209), number of scholarships was 1,368,348.50 won- 4,581,073.13 won (average 3,515,647.32 won) and the employment rate ranged from 57.6% to 98.9% (average 82.8%). Conclusions: In order for the departments of dental hygiene to be competitive, it is necessary for colleges to find ways to increase pride in, and satisfaction with their departments. After graduation, if the professional dental hygienist system is established and the legal role as a dental hygienist is expanded, it will be possible to move forward as a competitive department.
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    Effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy with the application of a comprehensive dental hygiene care process for periodontal disease patients: using mixed methods research

    서가혜 , 문상은 , 김윤정 and 3 other persons | 2022, 22(3) | pp.161~170 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: This study aims to conduct in-depth research on the effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy (NSPT) with the application of a comprehensive dental hygiene care (CDHC) process, and provide basic data for the wide application of CDHC. Methods: From May 8, 2021 to September 24, 2021, mixed-methods research was conducted in 36 patients with periodontal diseases. A paired samples t-test was used to analyze the quantitative research data using IBM SPSS program(ver. 22.0; IBM Corp., Armonk, NY, USA) and qualitative research data were analyzed using the thematic analysis method. Results: With NSPT applying the CDHC process, the perception of periodontal health and self-efficacy of periodontal healthcare were increased ( 0.001). Presence of gingivitis, probing pocket depth, bleeding on probing rate, presence of subgingival calculus, and dental plaque index were reduced ( 0.001). Based on 195 meaningful statements, 26 concepts, 12 sub-themes, and 5 themes <trauma>, <absence of expertise>, <systematic care>, <open mind> and <companion> were drawn. Conclusions: The perception of periodontal health and the self-efficacy were improved, and substantial change in the clinical index. The CDHC application allowed the study participants to perceive the importance of dental care and professionalism of dental hygienists.
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    The status of recognition and practical application of oral hygiene devices in dental patients

    LEE MYEONG JU , 이효진 | 2022, 22(3) | pp.171~180 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: The study aimed to investigate the perception and usage of oral hygiene products among patients who visited dental hospitals or clinics. Methods: A questionnaire was provided to a total of 187 patients who visited dental hospitals or clinics in Gyeongnam area. The answers were then statistically analyzed. Results: Interest in oral hygiene (r=0.194, <0.01) and the subjective perception of oral health (r=0.232, <0.01) had a significant positive correlation with oral hygiene device awareness. Moreover, this study showed that females (β=-0.185, <0.05) and those with greater interest in oral health (β=0.156, <0.05) were more familiar with and used toothbrushes regularly. Finally, this study showed that females (β=-0.459, <0.001) and those who did not suffer from halitosis (β=-0.215, <0.01) were more familiar with and used oral hygiene devices regularly. Conclusions: To ensure the proper recognition and use of oral hygiene devices, professional oral health education is necessary. Furthermore, various forms of media should be used to disseminate information on oral hygiene devices.
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    Correlation between leader’s political skills (LPS) on job satisfaction and organizational commitment in dental hygienists

    Na-Na Yoon , Lee Jung Hwa , 김남숙 | 2022, 22(3) | pp.181~188 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: This study aimed to estimate the influences of leader’s political skills (LPS) on job satisfaction and organizational commitment in dental hygienists. Methods: A self-administrated questionnaire was conducted form April 1 to May 31 2020 by 209 dental hygienists in Seoul, Busan and South Gyeongsang. LPS, job satisfaction, organizational commitment were evaluated on the LPS scale, job descriptive index (JDI) and organizational commitment scale, respectively, each on five-point scale. Data were subjected to descriptive analysis, t-test, one-way ANOVA, pearson correlation and multiple linear regression analysis. Results: The overall LPS, job satisfaction and organizational commitment level of subjects were 3.53±0.63, 3.18±0.51 and 3.27±0.63. The influential factors for LPS, job satisfaction and organizational commitment were Networking ability (subcategory of LPS). Conclusions: Leaders should use the knowledge and activities newly introduced from various networks to fit the dental hospital so that members can display their more professional abilities to increase job satisfaction and organizational commitment.
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    Job performance, empowerment, and satisfaction of regional dental hygienists according to systemic disease-related knowledge of regional dental hygienists in South Korea

    Sun-Hee Ok , 윤나나 , 이정화 | 2022, 22(3) | pp.189~197 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of systemic disease-related knowledge among dental hygienists and analyze the effect on their job performance, empowerment, and satisfaction to provide basic data for expanding education on systemic diseases among dental hygienists and improving their job performance, empowerment and satisfaction. Methods: A survey was conducted among dental hygienists working in Busan and Gyeongsangnam-do region, South Korea, from October 27 to November 10, 2020, with a total of 245 questionnaires included in the final analysis. Results: Results of analysis revealed an average score for systemic disease-related knowledge among dental hygienists of 16.53±3.33 points and the higher the systemic disease-related knowledge, the higher the job performance, empowerment, and satisfaction. The higher the coronary artery disease knowledge and respiratory and infectious disease knowledge, the higher the job performance, and the higher the respiratory and infectious disease knowledge, the higher the job empowerment and job satisfaction. Conclusions: This study revealed that the higher dental hygienists’ level of systemic disease-related knowledge, the higher their job performance, empowerment, and satisfaction. Therefore, this study suggests that dental hygienists’ education on systemic disease-related knowledge should be expanded, and diverse systemic disease education programs should be developed for application in clinical practice.
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    A study on retention intention of dental hygienists : focusing on the labor standards act

    김희정 , 문상은 , 김윤정 and 3 other persons | 2022, 22(3) | pp.199~207 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: The objectives of this study were to find the influential factors of dental hygienists’ work environment and level of perception of rights on their retention intention, and to provide basic data for protecting their rights and interests and improving their employment rate. Methods: From June 6 to July 24, 2021, a questionnaire survey was conducted among 214 dental hygienists via an online link. After questionnaire collection, IBM SPSS program (ver. 21.0; IBM Corp., Armonk, NY, USA) was used to conduct frequency analysis, t-test, one-way ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis. Results: The significant and positive influential factors of dental hygienists’ retention intention were married individuals ( =0.022), fewer working hours ( <0.001, =0.007), good work environment ( =0.002), higher wages ( <0.001, <0.001), higher education ( =0.032), and perception of rights in a mid-level ( =0.038). Conclusions: It is necessary to consider wages and welfare equivalent to dental hygienists’ work intensity and workload. By regularly educating dental hygienists to increase their perception of rights, expanding an opportunity of participation, and improving their work environment, it will be possible to increase their retention intention and efficiently establish manpower in dental clinics.
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    Factors influencing dental hygienist’s job performance

    이지연 , 조혜은 , 문상은 and 3 other persons | 2022, 22(3) | pp.209~216 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: This study was conducted to provide basic data for developing a professionalism improvement program for dental hygienists in preparation for the 4th industrial revolution era. Methods: A survey was conducted in 216 dental hygienists from May 3 to June 14, 2021, and statistical processing was performed using frequency analysis, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson’s correlation analysis, and multiple regression analysis. Results: Communication competence were at higher levels for dental hospital workers (3.98) and university/graduate school (3.94); professionalism was at higher levels for dental hospital workers (3.64), university/graduate school (3.55), and 7 or more dental hygienists at workplace (3.53); self leadership was at higher levels for dental hospital workers (4.11), university/graduate school (4.04), and intermediary manager (4.00); job performance was at higher levels for 11 years or more (4.08), university/graduate school (4.04), intermediary manager (4.04), and 30-34 years of age (4.04). There was positive correlation among communication competence, professionalism, self-leadership, and job performance. Factors affecting job performance were self-leadership (β=0.461), communication competence (β=0.353), 30-34 years of age (β=0.141), and total experience of 8-10 years (β=-0.149). Conclusions: In the era of the 4th industrial revolution, it is necessary to develop a program to strengthen the professional competence of dental hygienists.
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    The effect of information literacy the communication ability of dental hygienist: mediating effect of job crafting

    박진아 , 김선영 , 문상은 and 3 other persons | 2022, 22(3) | pp.217~224 | number of Cited : 0
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    Objectives: This study aimed to establish the basic data for the performance of patient-centered care, perception of core competencies, and self-development of dental hygienists by verifying the effects of information literacy on the communication ability of dental hygienists, and the mediating effects of job crafting. Methods: Collected and analyzed data by conducting a survey targeting total 222 dental hygienists working for dental hospitals/clinics located in Seoul and Gyeonggi region. Verify the mediating effects of job crafting on the effects of information literacy on the communication ability, this study conducted the correlation analysis and simple regression analysis and multiple regression analysis. Results: In the effects of information literacy on the communication ability of dental hygienists, the cognitive crafting of job crafting (β=0.209, <0.001) and relational crafting of job crafting (β=0.318, <0.001) showed the partially mediating effects. Conclusions: In order to increase the educational accessibility for dental hygienists to perceive the importance of information literacy and communication ability, to improve the expertise as healthcare personnel who perform the patient-centered care by developing it, and also to develop the information literacy and job crafting, it would be necessary to develop various educational programs and contents.