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A study on the conditon and perception of smoking in dental Hygienist

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2008, 8(4), pp.181-192
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Kyungmi Kim 1 Myong-Suk Shin 2 Hye-Jung Choi 3 Jung Jae Yeon 4 황윤숙 4

1충청대학
2동남보건대학교
3수원여자대학교
4한양여자대학

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine the condition and perception of smoking in dental hygienist of Korean Dental Hygienists Association. The subjects in this study were dental hygienists who attended a symposium on July 5. 2007. after a survey was conducted, the answer sheets from 590 participants were analyzed, and the findings of the study were as follows: 1. As for the reality of smoking, 98.3% were nonsmokers, and 1.7% were smokers. 2. perception of smoking was so high(4.76), 'smoking in pregnancy is bad for embryo(4.88)' was highest, 'dullness of taste(4.56)' was lowest. 3. In the smoking-perception of age, under 23 years was highest(4.78) and it was not shown statistically significant correlation. 4. In the smoking-perception of the school career, dental hygienist from 4-grade system was highest(4.87) and it was shown statistically significant correlation. 5. In the smoking-perception of working place, it was shown in order of health center(4.84±0.30), dental department of general hospital dental hospital, dental clinic and it was shown statistically significant correlation. 6. In the smoking-perception of living place, Dae-jeon·Chung-nam, Je-joo was highest(4.83±0.30) and Seoul was lowest(4.65±0.43). It was shown statistically significant correlation.

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