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The factors of oral health beliefs on scaling performance by national health insurance coverage in consumers

Myung Sun Lee 1 lim hee jung ORD ID 2

1이화여자대학교
2을지대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors of oral health beliefs on scaling performance by national healthinsurance coverage in consumers. Methods: The subjects were 353 people living in Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi-do from September 25 to October 20, 2013. Theyfilled out the self-reported questionnaire after receiving informed consents. The questionnaire included 6 questions of generalcharacteristics, 6 questions of oral health behavior, 6 questions of health insurance coverage, and 1 question of subjective oral healthrecognition. The oral health belief consisted of 6 questions of seriousness, 6 questions of susceptibility, 8 questions of barriers, 5questions of benefit, and 3 questions of self-efficacy measure by Likert 5 scale. Cronbach’s alpha in the study was 0.759. Data wereanalyzed using SPSS version 20.0 for frequency analysis, t-test, ANOVA, post-hoc Scheffe test, Pearson’s correlation coefficient,and binary logistic regression. Results: The influencing factors of oral health belief model were Seriousness(=0.091), Self efficacy(=-0.471) and age(=0.855)(p<0.05). Those who had highly perceived seriousness and younger age tended to have probability of scaling performance. Higherself-efficacy tended to take more chance to have scaling performance probability. Conclusions: In order to cover the scaling by national health insurance, it is very important to notice the benefit of health insurancecoverage of scaling to the consumers. National health insurance coverage enables the scaling practice to be easily accessible to thepeople. Easy access to scaling by low cost strategy can improve the oral health behavior.

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