The oral health awareness and oral health care provided by workers in long-term elderly care facilities

일부 지역 노인요양기관 종사자의 구강건강 인식정도와 구강건강관리 제공 실태 조사

  • Park, Jeong-Ran (Department of Dental Hygiene, Baekseok University) ;
  • Hong, Min-Hee (Department of Dental Hygiene, Baekseok University) ;
  • Choi, Yu-Ri (Departent and Research Institute of Dental Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Yonsei University, College of Dentistry)
  • 박정란 (백석대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 홍민희 (백석대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 최유리 (연세대학교 치과대학 치과생체재료공학교실)
  • Received : 2014.09.24
  • Accepted : 2015.04.06
  • Published : 2015.04.30


Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the oral health awareness and oral health care provided by workers in the long-term elderly care facilities. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 213 workers in long-term elderly care facilities. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics, oral health awareness, oral health behavior, oral health knowledge, oral health care professionals, oral health care, oral health care improvement, and denture care. Except the incomplete answers, 200 data were analyzed by the statistical software of SPSS WIN 18.0. Results: Highly educated people tended to have higher oral health awareness. The workers in the facility maintained the oral health care but they suggested that dental professionals are needed. Conclusions: It is necessary to suggest the oral health care management by dental professionals.


long-term care facility;oral health awareness;oral health management;worker in the long-term care


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