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A study on the oral health education needs according to self perception of the oral condition of senior citizens in some areas

정정옥 1 Song, Ae-Hee 2 Kim SooKyung 1

1신흥대학교
2전남과학대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the present study was to obtain the data for oral health improvement and promotion programs for the elderly people. Methods : Subjects were 382 elderly people over 65 years old living in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do for more than 3 months from May to July 2012. Except 23 incomplete answers, 359 data were analyzed. Results : 1. By five point Likert scale, mean was 3.71 points. Self-perception of the oral health condition was 2.60 points. 2. Correlation analysis revealed that oral health education needs, self perception of the oral condition, and variables showed significantly weak negative relation(r=-0.215,p<0.001). Conclusions : It is necessary to develop continuing oral health education programs at the levels of elderly people in the nursing homes.

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