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The oral health awareness and oral health care provided by workers in long-term elderly care facilities
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The oral health awareness and oral health care provided by workers in long-term elderly care facilities
Park, Jeong-Ran; Hong, Min-Hee; Choi, Yu-Ri;
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 Abstract
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the oral health awareness and oral health care provided by workers in the long-term elderly care facilities. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 213 workers in long-term elderly care facilities. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics, oral health awareness, oral health behavior, oral health knowledge, oral health care professionals, oral health care, oral health care improvement, and denture care. Except the incomplete answers, 200 data were analyzed by the statistical software of SPSS WIN 18.0. Results: Highly educated people tended to have higher oral health awareness. The workers in the facility maintained the oral health care but they suggested that dental professionals are needed. Conclusions: It is necessary to suggest the oral health care management by dental professionals.
 Keywords
long-term care facility;oral health awareness;oral health management;worker in the long-term care;
 Language
Korean
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