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Relationship between safety and health activities of clinical dental hygienists

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2016, 16(5), pp.717-723
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

최혜정 1 박경화 1

1한양여자대학교 치위생과

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship between safety and health activities of clinical dental hygienists. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 208 dental hygienists in Seoul, Gyeonggido, and Incheon from May 9 to June 30, 2016. The study was approved by institutional review board (IRB). The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the subjects (9 items) and safety activities (15 items), and health activities (17 items) by Likert 5 point scale. Except two incomplete answers, data were analyzed using SPSS 22.0 program. Results: The mean of safety activities and health activities was 3.04 and 3.55, respectively. A significant difference was shown in staff safety, facility safety, environmental safety, infection control, and dental technique control (p<0.001). Conclusions: A significant association was shown in safety and health activities of clinical dental hygienists. It is necessary to promote the safety and health activities for the clinical dental hygienists.

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