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Awareness and educational needs towards the multicultural family in Dental Hygienists in public health center

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Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the awareness of dental hygienistsin public health center towards multicultural family and educational needs to provide informationon community oral health programs. Methods : The subjects were 74 recruited from 126 dental hygienists in 14 public dental clinicsin Jeonbuk Province. A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 64 dental hygienists in chargeof dental health care. Data were anlatzed by the statistical package SPSS WIN 12.0. Results : The characteristics of the subjects had no impact on their positive multicultural awareness,and there existed differences by age, rank and period of services in the channel of informationacquisition. They got 3.5 out of five in multicultural awareness showing a positive way. Thetypes of medical services for multicultural family revealed that they provided oral health education,dental checkup services and simple treatment covered by health insurance. Health insuranceaccounted for 15.4 percent of dental services. The obstacles to dental services in multiculturalfamily were communication problems, poor concern for oral health and cultural gaps. They got3.86 out of five points in educational needs for multicultural family who need the dental educationmost. The multicultural family showed the higher score in every question. Conclusions : Public health center dental clinics should help dental hygienists to acquireinformation on multicultural family. Public health center should provide the easy access way ofdental health checkup for the multicultural family.

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