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A study on the oral health promotion behavior of dental hygiene students and other major students

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2012, 12(3), pp.577-583
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Jeong Min Seong 1 문윤미 1

1서남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the oral health promotion behavior in dental hygiene students and other major students Methods : Questionnaire survey was carried out targeting 222 dental hygiene students and other major students. The collected data was performed frequency & percentage, chi-square test and multiple regression analysis. Results : The oral health awareness is male and female all ‘unhealthy’ 39.3%, 39.4%. dental hygiene students and other major students 41.9%, 38.5%(p<0.05). Oral health promotion behavior results, dental hygiene student who is higher than the other major students certificate in oral health education 66.2%,regular dental check-up 81.1%, use of oral hygiene supplies 54.1%, brushing three times a day 79.1%(p<0.05). The affecting factors on the oral health promotion behavior of dental hygiene students were use of oral hygiene supplies, explained 20.8%(p<0.001). The affecting factors on the oral health promotion behavior the other major students were regular dental check-ups, explained 20.1%(p<0.001). Conclusions : To promote the oral health of university students oral health education should be provided. Importance of dental check-up, recommendation for the use of oral hygiene supplies, etc. The findings of this study were oral health education should be strengthened for them.

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