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Development and evaluation of standards for clinical dental hygiene practice

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2020, 20(5), pp.717-731
  • DOI : 10.13065/jksdh.20200066
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry
  • Received : September 2, 2020
  • Accepted : September 29, 2020
  • Published : October 30, 2020

Hyo-Jin Lee ORD ID 1 Soo-Myoung Bae ORD ID 1 Choi YongKeum ORD ID 2 Kwak Seon Hui ORD ID 1 Hyun-Sook Kim 3 Kim Hye-Jin ORD ID 4 lim kun ok ORD ID 2 lim hee jung ORD ID 5 JANG SUN OK ORD ID 6 Han Yang-Keum ORD ID 7 Bo-Mi, Shin ORD ID 1

1강릉원주대학교
2선문대학교
3강릉영동대학교
4동의대학교
5을지대학교
6한림성심대학교
7대전보건대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to develop applicable standards for clinical dental hygiene practice in Korea and to evaluate their validity. Methods: Based on the standards for clinical dental hygiene practice developed in the United States and Canada, the standards were adapted to be applicable in Korea. The validity of the standards was evaluated by a self-writing questionnaire among 14 professors and 10 clinicians using a developed tool for evaluating the standards. A focus group interview was additionally conducted for clinicians to increase the validity of the standards. Descriptive statistics and Mann-Whitney test were performed using SPSS 25.0. To analyze the content of the focus group interviews, content analysis was conducted. Results: The standards for clinical dental hygiene practice consisted of five elements of professionalism for dental hygienists and a total of 28 items to perform the five stages of dental hygiene process of care (assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation) and included conceptual meaning, clinical significance, and application methods with examples for each item. Conclusions: The standards for clinical dental hygiene practice developed in this study could contribute to standardizing dental clinical practices provided by dental hygienists. It is necessary to consistently improve the standards that are highly practical, to prevent oral diseases and maintain oral health of the public, based on the results of this validity evaluation.

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