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The Correlation of Dental Hygienist's Educational Experience in Infection Control with the Activity Ratio of Infection Control in Health Belief Model
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  • Journal title : Journal of dental hygiene science
  • Volume 15, Issue 4,  2015, pp.430-436
  • Publisher : the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene science
  • DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.4.430
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The Correlation of Dental Hygienist's Educational Experience in Infection Control with the Activity Ratio of Infection Control in Health Belief Model
Moon, Sang-Eun; Hong, Sun-Hwa;
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This study examined the correlation of educational experience with practical behavior in infection control. Subjects were 152 dental hygienists in Gwangju from September 15 to October 5, 2015. The ratio of dental hygienists educated on infection control was higher in those worked in dental care with 2~4 dentist for 2~5 years and lower in those worked in dental cared with 1 dentist for 2~5 years (p<0.05, p<0.001). The dental hygienists with or without educational experience in infection control exhibited the highest activity rate in hand wash and the lowest in face protection. Barrier in health belief, was lower with the need for education in infection control among the factors affecting on the activity in infection control. The activity was higher with susceptibility and cue to action (p<0.05). Based on the results, education program on infection control should be developed, and applied periodically and obligatorily for dentist and all staffs of dental care to remove susceptibility and barrier, and to enhance cue to action. This will result the effective control of infection by elevating the health belief.
Dental hygienists;Health belief model;Infection control;
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