Influencing factors on mouthguard awareness and educational needs for coping methods of oral and maxillofacial injuries in physical education department students

체육전공대학생의 구강보호장치 인식도 및 구강악안면 외상 대처방법에 관한 교육요구도에 영향을 미치는 요인

Cheon, Hye-Won

  • Received : 2015.12.29
  • Accepted : 2016.04.05
  • Published : 2016.04.30


Objectives: The purpose of the study was to investigate the mouthguard awareness and educational needs for coping methods of oral and maxillofacial trauma in physical education department students. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 250 male students in gyeonggido and Jeonbuk province from June, to August, 2015. survey was conducted from June to August, 2015. The students were those who played taekwondo, football, and kendo. Except incomplete answers, 229 data were analyzed. The questionnaire consisted of general characteristics of the students, awareness and use of mouthguards, and educational needs for coping methods for oral and maxillofacial injuries. The Cronbach alpha of mouthguard awareness was 0.838, and that of educational needs for coping methods for oral and maxillofacial injuries was 0.843 in the study. Results: Those who wore mouthguards tended to have higher score of awareness and the demand of coping methods for oral and maxillofacial injuries was higher than those who did not. Those who had higher awareness of mouthguards and oral health maintained their good oral health. Conclusions: The mouthguard is very important to protect from the oral and maxillofacial injuries in sports play, it is important to emphasize the mouthguard wearing in the physical education department students.


mouthguard;oral and maxillofacial injuries;oral and maxillofacial injuries remedy;physical education department students


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