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A survey on awareness and behavior on preventive method of dental caries in middle school students

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2012, 12(4), pp.707-714
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

Jung-Hyun Park 1 이은경 2 Cho, Mi-Sook 3

1마산대학교
2부산여자대학교
3춘해보건대학교

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Objective : This study came to be carried out in order to develop oral health education program for maintaining adolescentsʼ oral health and to be helpful for qualitative improvement in prevention program by surveying the awareness and behavior on preventive method of dental caries in adolescents. Method : The collected materials of totally 1,100 people who responded were carried out frequency analysis by using SPSS 12.0(Statistical Package for the Social Science). Results : 1. As for the results of awareness on fluoride effect and sealant effect, the students with response to ʻeffect of preventing decayed toothʼ were indicated to be the highest. It was indicated to be the highest in girls as for gender and in the 2nd grade as for school year. (p<0.05). 2. As for the results of being created when eating sweet food and carbonated drink, the students with response as saying that ʻa decayed tooth occurs wellʼ were indicated to be the highest. 4. As for the results on the aim of visiting dental clinic, the students with response as saying of ʻvisiting for having treatmentʼ when tooth is painful were indicated to be the highest. Conclusion : Synthesizing this study, the studentsʼ awareness on preventive method of dental caries was high. But the practice on regular check-up or diet was indicated to be low. Through oral health education,the adolescents should be not only delivered information or knowledge, but also changed habit and behavior.

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