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Workers’ fear of dental treatment and other factors

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2010, 10(1), pp.65-79
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

김경원 1 Lee, Kyeong-Soo ORD ID 1

1영남대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study was designed to present how to reduce the fear associated with dental treatment by analyzing the fear levels for dental treatment, the influential factors for the fear, the general characteristics of patients and the correlations between trust in dental care professionals and satisfaction with dental treatment. Methods: The subjects were 400 workers at 5 industrial sites, which got health management conducted by health management agencies, among small and medium industrial sites located in the Gyeongbuk region of South Korea during a period of February to March, 2009. Results & Conclusion:1. Of the subjects, 134 (30.7%) and 303 (69.3%) persons had high and low fear levels of dental treatment respectively. 2. The fear levels of dental treatment were higher in women than men, and significantly high in proportion to the patients’ subjective bad health levels and past dental care fear frequencies. 3. The fear associated with dental treatment was significantly correlated to the trust in dentists.

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