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A Study on the Status of Injuries Experience and Prevention in Dental Office
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  • Journal title : Journal of dental hygiene science
  • Volume 15, Issue 6,  2015, pp.845-850
  • Publisher : the Korean Society of Dental Hygiene science
  • DOI : 10.17135/jdhs.2015.15.6.845
 Title & Authors
A Study on the Status of Injuries Experience and Prevention in Dental Office
Choi, Mi-Hyun; Bae, Hyun-Sook;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the actual state of injuries experience and safety accident prevention in dental hygienists. This study surveyed the actual state of injuries experience caused by apparatus and materials through a self-administered survey of 366 dental hygienists. Statistical analysis was performed using PASW Statistics 18.0. Frequency, chi-square test, t-test, one-way ANOVA were applied in this analysis. The results were as follows: Out of the 307 subjects (83.9%) experienced injuries in the last 6 months, and 294 subjects (80.3%) chose the stab as the most frequent type of injuries experience and it was followed by incised wound, scratch and burn. In relation to the differences in injuries experience depending on general characteristics, there were significant differences depending on the age, career, position, dental treatment (p<0.001) and the education (p<0.01). In relation to the differences in the level of safety accident prevention practice depending on general characteristics, there were significant differences depending on the injuries experience, age (p<0.05) and the types of dental clinics (p<0.01). Therefore, We suggest to establish a systematic process for safety accident prevention in dental clinics and emphasize the importance of prevention through continued safety education be needed.
 Keywords
Dental hygienists;First aid;Injury;Safety accident prevention;
 Language
Korean
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