Related factors of oral health-related quality of life of migrant women in multicultural families

다문화가정 이주여성의 구강건강관련 삶의 질(OHIP-14) 관련요인

  • Received : 2015.11.03
  • Accepted : 2016.02.16
  • Published : 2016.02.28


Objectives: This study aims to analyze the factors influencing on the oral health-related quality of life of migrant women in multicultural families. Methods: An interview survey was conducted through the general characteristics, oral health behaviors, and OHIPs(oral Health Impact Profiles) of 200 migrant women in multicultural families registered in multicultural family support center in Pohang. The survey was carried out from March 2 to 29, 2011. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 18.0 program. by frequency analysis, chi-square test, t-test, ANOVA, and hierarchical regression analysis. Results: Oral health promotion behavior showed statistically significant differences(p<0.01) in the number of tooth brushing and in those using oral health care supplementary device by each country. The oral health-related quality of life was significantly influenced by economic compensation, pregnancy, and the economic status of the native country(p<0.05). Conclusion: The nationwide oral health policy should be established for migrant women in multicultural family.


oral health related quality of life;oral health promotion;oral health behavior;multi-cultural families;OHIP-14


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