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Impact of working environment on the subjective health symptoms in the dental hygienists

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1전남대학교
2광주여자대학교

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Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of working environment on the subjective health symptoms in the dental hygienists. Methods: The subjects were 220 dental hygienists in Gwangju and Jeonnam. A self-reported questionnaire was completed from September 9 to 22, 2012. The questionnaire was adapted and modified from building symptom index of workers in large buildings by O. The questionnaire consisted of eight questions of the general characteristics of the subjects, 19 questions of working environment and job satisfaction, nine questions of working environment characteristics, and six questions of subjective health symptoms. The questionnaire was measured by Likert 4 scale. Cronbach’s alpha in this study was 0.826. Except incomplete answers, 192 data were analyzed using SPSS 19.0 program including t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression. Results: The health symptoms were statistically and significantly different in glasses wearer and contact lens wearer, working hour satisfaction, and indoor environment(p<0.05). The subjective health symptoms were statistically different from the salary satisfaction, human relations satisfaction, office air environment, indoor environmental awareness score(p<0.05). Conclusions: It is necessary to improve the pleasant indoor working environment by providing the efficient working environment for the health care providers.

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