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Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior Status on Oral Health Care of Geriatric Care Workers in Long-Term Care Facilities
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  • Journal title : Journal of dental hygiene science
  • Volume 15, Issue 5,  2015, pp.569-576
  • Publisher : the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene science
  • DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.5.569
 Title & Authors
Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior Status on Oral Health Care of Geriatric Care Workers in Long-Term Care Facilities
Jeon, Hyun-Sun; Han, Sun-Young; Chung, Won-Gyun; Choi, Jong-Hoon;
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The aim of this study was to assess the oral health knowledge, attitude and behavior among geriatric care workers in long-term care facilities. A self-administered questionnaire was obtained from 212 geriatric care workers attending a professional education program of 2014 dementia pilot project. The questionnaire consisted of 4 parts of the training experience (2 items), knowledge (16 items), attitude (13 items), and behavior (4 items) on oral health care. Collected data were analyzed by frequency analysis, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA using SPSS Statistics ver. 20.0. The percentage of educational experience on oral care was 27.9% and most respondents answered that they have received the education about denture cleaning (98.3%) and brushing method (91.4%). The average knowledge score was , and respondents showed high-level agreement in 8 of the 10 items in attitude questions. They revealed difficulties in providing oral care to the elderly people because of their lack of knowledge. The deficiencies of knowledge about oral care would have a decisive effect on not only oral and general health, but also quality of life of the elderly people. Therefore, it is required to develop professional oral care training programs for geriatric care workers and support systems should be legalized.
Elderly people;Geriatric care worker;Long-term care facilities;Oral care;
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