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Derivation of core competencies of advanced practice dental hygienists in the elderly using the Delphi method

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2022, 22(5), pp.383-392
  • DOI : 10.13065/jksdh.20220043
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry
  • Received : August 10, 2022
  • Accepted : August 24, 2022
  • Published : October 30, 2022

Sun-Mi Lee 1 Young-Soon Won 2 Hyeong-Mi Kim 3 sim seon ju 4 Jung-Hwa Lee 5 moonsangeun 6 Chang-Hee Kim 3

1동남보건대학교 치위생과
2원광보건대학교 치위생과
3충청대학교 치위생학과
4백석대학교 치위생학과
5동의대학교 치위생학과
6광주여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study derived the core competencies for developing a curriculum for advanced practice dental hygienists in the elderly. Methods: A Delphi survey was conducted thrice times with 12 subjects engaged in dental hygiene-related activities for the elderly. Results: The item with the highest average in each domain was ‘understanding the elderly (mean=5.00)’ in basic qualities and attitude competency, ‘understanding the oral health characteristics of the elderly (mean=5.00)’ in the job competency, and ‘development and evaluation of oral health programs for the elderly (mean=4.75)’ in job support competency. Conclusions: The core competencies of dental hygienists specializing in the elderly are divided into 3 ‘basic qualifications and attitude competencies’, ‘job competencies’, and ‘job support competencies’ 27 sub-competencies are presented.

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