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The Multilevel Analysis for Factors effecting on the Health-related Quality of Life in Dental Technicians

치과기공사의 건강관련 삶의 질에 영향을 미치는 요인에 대한 다수준분석 연구

  • Lee, Tae-Yong (Department of Preventive Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine and Research Institute for Medical Sciences) ;
  • Kim, Won-Soo (Department of Dental Technology, Daejeon Health Science College) ;
  • Lee, Hye-Eun (Department of Dental Technology, Daejeon Health Science College)
  • 이태용 (충남대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 김원수 (대전보건대학교 치기공과) ;
  • 이혜은 (경동대학교 치기공과)
  • Received : 2014.02.26
  • Accepted : 2014.06.12
  • Published : 2014.06.30

Abstract

This study was conducted to provide the basic data for the prevention and management of health risk of dental technicians by proposing the necessary data in the management of the health related quality of life of dental technicians. The subjects of the survey were 141 dental technicians working in 30 dental technical laboratories and corresponding companies in Daejeon area. A structured self-entry type questionnaire survey was implemented by measuring the work environment from December 20, 2011 to January 31, 2012 at the same time. The total score of health index showed a significant difference according to the working hours and smoking state as the a factor of the individual level, the physical health index showed a significant difference according to the smoking state and the exercise habits as the factor of the individual level. The mental health index showed a significant difference according to the working hours and smoking state as the factor of the individual level. The significant variable did not appear in the predictor of the group level. In conclusion, the quality of life of dental technicians in relation to health appeared to have a larger effect on the factor of the individual level than the factor of the group level.

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