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The Effect of Behavior of Radiographic Safety Control on Anxiety and Depression in Dental Health Professional

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2011, 7(3), pp.139-152
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

장종화 1 Sangyup Lee 1

1한서대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study was to determine the level of behavior of radiographic safety control and to investigate the effect of variables related occupational exposure on anxiety and depression in dental health professional. A survey questionnaire was mailed to dental health professional from April 4 to May 15, 2010. The subjects were 256(56.9%), who were worked in dental hospital and clinic with mean age of 31.09±7.75. Behavior of radiographic safety control were knowledge, recognition, self control, Recognition level of patients & guardians of radiation exposure. It consists of 14 items, and anxiety and depression were measured using 14 items each with 5-point likert scale. The data were analyzed with t-test, one-way ANOVA, and multiple regression using the SPSS WIN 17.0 program. Regarding anxiety and depression, the subjects was a mean of 2.54 and 2.68 out of a maximum 5 points. The level of recognition of occupational exposure a mean of 3.69 out of a maximum 5 points. The behavior of radiographic safety control, age, work experience of radiography, job, marital status and gender had a significant impact on anxiety and depression in dental health professional. Based on the findings, behavior of radiographic safety control is strongly associated with anxiety and depression. These results suggest that health promotion should be considered various factors related occupational exposure in dental health professional.

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