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The relationship between halitosis, stress, and psychological status among Korean adolescents
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The relationship between halitosis, stress, and psychological status among Korean adolescents
Park, Hee-Jung; Han, Seong Min;
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This study examined the relationships among halitosis, stress and psychological status using a cross-sectional survey of 3,689 adolescents (1,805 male 1,884 female) from the 2010 Korean Survey on the Health of Youth and Children. The related factors of halitosis were checked and the path model was also examined using AMOS 19.0 programs. The prevalence of halitosis was 27.4%. Based on path analysis, the significant coefficients paths were as follows: , , , , . Halitosis had an indirect effect on the psychological status linked to depression, anxiety, tension, and hostility via stress. Overall, the results provide stronger support for the halitosis impact of stress and psychological health. Moreover, the effective prevention of halitosis may be important for understanding the specific psychological factors.
Adolescents;Halitosis;Stress;Psychological status;
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