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The subjective recognition of oral malodor and oral malodor self test

전주연 1 Lee Kyeonghee 2

1원광보건대학교
2신한대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the appropriate management and implementation of the oral malodorprevention for the general people. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 420 subjects in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province from March to October,2013. Except 19 copies, 401 copies were analyzed. The instrument of subjective oral malodor awareness and status was adaptedfrom Yoon and Youn and partly modified. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics(4 questions), oral malodorawareness(3 questions), oral malodor related characteristics(3 questions), self-diagnostic test of oral malodor(5 questions), andsubjective oral malodor and health status(3 questions). Self-diagnostic test of oral malodor was score as yes(1 point) and no(0 point). The subjective oral malodor and health status scoring was done by Likert 5 scale. Cronbach alpha was 0.713 in the self-diagnostictest of oral malodor. Results: The self-recognition rate of oral malodor was 0.8%. When the level of oral malodor increased to 1 point, the self-test of oralmalodor increased as the rate of 0.033(p<0.05). Conclusions: There existed no close correlation between subjective recognition of oral malodor and oral malodor self-test. Therefore, oral malodor should be measured by an expert counseling to make an accurate diagnosis. It is important to establish theappropriate oral malodor prevention program for the general people.

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