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Aseessment of the quality of life related to oral health of middle students in some area (일부지역 중학생의 구강건강관련 삶의 질 평가)

  • Jung, Yong-Hee;Bae, Sung-Suk;Jang, Jong-Hwa;Kim, Suk-Hyang
    • The Journal of Korean Society for School & Community Health Education
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.49-60
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    • 2013
  • Objectives: The main purpose of this study was to examine factors contributing the quality of life related to oral heath such as level of oral health knowledge, subjective knowledge on oral health, awareness of oral health and OHIP-14, and furthermore to analyze any relations among these factors. Methods: The questionnaire survey was carried out on a convenience sample of 230 middle school students at the selected middle school in Chungcheongnam-do. T-test and one-way ANOVA and correlation test were conducted over the collected datas using SPSS 12.0(SPSS 12.0 KOR for Windows, SPSS Inc, Chicago, USA). Results: The results of the study are as follows: 1. 6.38 was average score for oral health knowledge and 10.0 was the maximum. Subjective oral health awareness scored of average 2.99 with maximum of 5.0. OHIP-14 corresponded to average 4.30 and maximum 5.0. 2. Different level of oral heath knowledge was resulted from that of education, which means the greater level of oral health knowledge indicated greater awareness of oral health. 3. OHIP-14 was higher for those who lived with their parents than those who in did not(P=0.012). 4. There exhibits a proportional relationship between subjective awareness of oral health and OHIP-14(r=0.297). Conclusion: It was found that subjective awareness of oral health partially influences to OHIP-14. In other words, subjective awareness of oral health has an effect on the quality of life related to oral health. Hence, there needs more effort on oral health education and oral disorder prevention activities in order to improve subjective awareness of oral health.

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A study relationship between dental health perception and practice of college students (대학생들의 구강보건인식과 행위 간의 연관성에 대한 연구)

  • Lee, Kyeong-Hee;Kim, Soo-Kyung
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.13 no.5
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    • pp.845-853
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    • 2013
  • Objectives : The purpose of the study was to provide the development of oral health promotion programs for the college students to improve oral health behavior. Methods : Subjects were 350 college students in Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do from March to June, 2011. Except 9 incomplete copies, 341 data were analyzed. Results : 1. The college students got a mean of 4.08 in oral health awareness, and 3.54 in oral health care. 2. The correlation coefficient of the two was 0.618. Higher oral health awareness led to oral health care improvement (p<0.001). 3. Oral health awareness made a 38.1% prediction of oral health care. A rise of one score in oral health awareness was concurrent with a rise of 0.532 score in oral health care. Conclusions : Higher oral health awareness led to oral health care improvement, and that those who received oral health education tended to have higher awareness and care for oral health care.

A study on the relationship of oral health education experience to oral health awareness among workrs (사업장 근로자의 구강보건교육 유무에 따른 구강보건인식 조사)

  • Park, Sung-Suk;Jang, Gye-Won;Lee, Yeong-Ae
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.12 no.6
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    • pp.1250-1259
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    • 2012
  • Objectives : TThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the oral health education experience of workers and their oral health awareness in an attempt to provide some information on corporate oral health education plans. Methods : The, subjects in this study were 230 workers in Busan and South Gyeongsang Province, on whom a self-administered survey was conducted from August, 2010, to June 18, 2011. A frequency analysis was carried out to grasp the general characteristics of the 205 respondents, and x2-test(p). Results : 1. As for the relationship of the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of toothbrush involving optimum toothbrush size, 47.4 percent of those without educational experience thought that a toothbrush should be large enough to cover about two teeth(p<.018). 2. Regarding the relationship between the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of fluoride, 59.1 percent of the respondents with educational experience perceived that dentifrice contained fluoride(p<.05). 3. Concerning the relationship between the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of periodontal diseases including the cause of the diseases, 43.6 percent of the respondents with educational experience(p<.021). 4. As to the relationship between the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of scaling, 50.2 percent of the respondents with educational experience and gingival diseases(p<.037). 5. In terms of the relationship between the oral health education experience of the workers and their awareness of toothbrushing involving toothbrushing frequency, 36.8 percent of those without it considered it necessary to do toothbrushing three times a day(p<.045). Conclusions : The above-mentioned findings illustrated that there were differences among the workers in oral health awareness according to their oral health education experience. Therefore the development of systematic oral health education programs is required to promote the oral health of workers.

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;Hong, Min-Hee;Choi, Yu-Ri
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.245-251
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    • 2015
  • 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.

A study on the dental knowledge and awareness of special education teachers (일부 특수학교 교사의 구강보건지식, 행태, 인식도에 관한 연구)

  • Jang, Sun-Ju;Kim, Hye-Jin
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.38-44
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    • 2013
  • Objectives : This study is to dental knowledge and awareness of special education teachers. Methods : This study is conducted with a total of 244 special education teachers in Dae Gu, Gyeong Buk, Gyeong Nam, Bu San city from 1st April to 30th April, 2011. Results : More healthy state of oral health reflected higher point of oral health behavior. In the correlation among the oral health knowledge, behavior and education, higher oral health knowledge reflected higher oral health behavior. In the obstacle factors against oral health education, 41.0% was in the lack of professionalism and understanding of oral health education. The majority method for oral health education was regular teaching and the oral health in charge of education was school nurse 67.1%. The most important point for improvement for oral health class enabled was oral health recognition of teachers about the importance of education. Conclusions : For improving the oral health of the disabled, it is needed to develop the educational program or awareness of oral health monitoring like applying fluorine by special education teachers and parents, including the necessity of various oral health education development suitable for the special education school to make awareness in the importance and necessity of oral health.

Subjective awareness characteristics, knowledge and behavior of oral health among some university students (일부 대학생의 주관적 구강건강 인지특성과 구강보건지식 및 행태관련 조사)

  • Shin, Ah Ra;Kim, Ji-Hye;Park, Dong-Ok;Choi, Youn-Hee;Song, Keun-Bae
    • Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion
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    • v.33 no.1
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    • pp.41-48
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    • 2016
  • Objectives: This study is aimed to evaluate oral health knowledge and behavior according to subjective awareness characteristics of oral health in university student. Methods: The data was collected from June, 2015 in K university, Korea. It was investigated about subjective awareness characteristics, knowledge and behavior of oral health by questionnaires in university students. The data was analysis into t-test and one-way ANOVA by SPSS 22.0. Results: Subjects who responded that they had a problem with oral health in subjective awareness characteristics were a statistically significant differences according to gender. Subjects who were interested of oral health and responded to their subjective oral health state as good condition were higher than the others in oral health knowledge. According to subjective awareness characteristics of oral health, the oral health behaviors were a statistically significant differences. Conclusions: There were statistically significant differences in oral health knowledge and behavior according to subjective awareness characteristics of oral health.

A study on subjective oral health awareness and denture satisfaction among elderly people (노인의 주관적 구강건강인식과 의치만족도)

  • Kang, Yong-Ju
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.355-363
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    • 2012
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine the influential factors for denture-wearing elderly people's denture satisfaction and subjective oral health and the relationship between the two in an effort to provide some information on the oral health promotion of the elderly. The subjects in this study were 192 senior citizens who were residing in the city of Busan and were wearing denture. Methods : The collected data were analyzed by the statistical package SPSS 18.0. To see whether there would be any differences in subjective oral health awareness according to general characteristics and denture-related characteristics, $x^2$-test was carried out, and t-test or one-way ANOVA involving Duncan post-hoc analysis was utilized to look for any possible gaps in denture satisfaction according to those characteristics. Results : 1. Concerning oral health awareness by general characteristics, there were significant differences according to gender and the form of health insurance subscription. 2. As for subjective oral health awareness by denture-related characteristics, there were significant gaps according to denture-washing frequency. 3. Regarding denture satisfaction by general characteristics, there were significant differences in satisfaction with denture fixation according to living arrangements. 4. As to denture satisfaction by denture-related characteristics, there were significant differences in satisfaction with mastication and with fixation according to the type of denture. 5. Better subjective oral health awareness led to better satisfaction with mastication, better satisfaction with fixation and better aesthetic satisfaction. 6. In relation to subjective oral health awareness and denture satisfaction, that had a significant relationship to satisfaction with mastication and with fixation. Conclusions : The above-mentioned findings showed that the denture satisfaction of the denture-wearing senior citizens was linked to their subjective oral health awareness. Therefore it will be possible to improve denture-wearing elderly people's quality of life when oral health plans geared toward boosting their denture satisfaction are carried out.

Oral health awareness and behavior affecting oral health indexes (구강보건지수에 영향을 미치는 구강건강인지 및 행태)

  • Ju, On-Ju;Jang, Yun-Jung;Jung, Jin-Ah
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.69-81
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    • 2013
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to examine whether the subjective oral health awareness and oral health behavior of Korean adults would affect their oral health indexes. It's meant to utilize existing data of epidemiological and alternative indexes in an effort to have a comprehensive and understanding of the relationship between the subjective oral health awareness and oral health behavior of Korean adults. And the following findings were obtained Methods : The subjects in this study were 7,285 adults who were selected from the third-year(2009) raw data of the fourth national health & nutrition survey. Results : As for the relationship between oral health awareness and oral health indexes, there were statistically significant differences in DMFT index, FS-T index, T-health index and CPI index according to self-rated health status, self-rated oral health state, necessity of dental treatment and oral health concern. Concerning the relationship between oral health behavior and the oral health indexes, whether they got a dental checkup over the past year, daily toothbrushing frequency, use or nonuse of oral health supplies and mastication problems made statistically significant differences to DMFT index, FS-T index, T-health index and CPI index. The variables that had a significant impact on oral health were selected from among the variables of oral health awareness and oral health behavior that affected oral health, and the variables were selected as independent variables. And then the oral health indexes were selected as dependent variables, and a multiple regression analysis was carried out by using the selected independent and dependent variables. As a results, it's found that the variables made a 22.4% prediction of DMFT index; 51.3% for FS-T index; 52.0% for T-health index; 47.4% for CPI index. Conclusions : The above-mentioned findings illustrated that the relationship between the subjective oral health awareness and oral health behavior of the Korean adults exercised an influence on their oral health indexes. Accurate and effective oral health plans should be mapped out by grasping the oral health status of adults from diverse angles to facilitate the maintenance and promotion of their oral health status.

Promoting Oral Cancer Awareness and Early Detection using a Mass Media Approach

  • Saleh, Amyza;Yang, Yi-Hsin;Ghani, Wan Maria Nabillah Wan Abd;Abdullah, Norlida;Doss, Jennifer Geraldine;Navonil, Roy;Rahman, Zainal Ariff Abdul;Ismail, Siti Mazlipah;Talib, Norain Abu;Zain, Rosnah Binti;Cheong, Sok Ching
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.13 no.4
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    • pp.1217-1224
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    • 2012
  • Background and Aim: Less than 50% of oral cancer cases are diagnosed at early stages of the disease and this is in part due to poor awareness and lack of knowledge on the signs and symptoms of oral cancer. This study sought to measure the baseline awareness of oral cancer in Malaysia and aimed to increase public awareness and knowledge of oral cancer using a mass media campaign. Methods: Baseline awareness and impact of the campaign was measured using self-administered questionnaires sent via email to individuals. The campaign was aired on two national television channels and the reach was monitored through an independent programme monitoring system. Results: 78.2% of respondents had heard of oral cancer, and this increased significantly after the campaign. However, the ability to recognize signs and symptoms remains unchanged. We found that the level of awareness differed between the distinct ethnic subgroups and the reach of the campaign was not uniform across all ethnicities. Conclusion: This substantial study to measure the oral cancer awareness in Malaysia provides important baseline data for the planning of public health policies. Despite encouraging evidence that a mass media campaign could increase the awareness of oral cancer, further research is required to address the acceptability, comprehensiveness and effectiveness. Furthermore, different campaign approaches may be required for specific ethnic groups in a multi-ethnic country such as Malaysia.

Oral health-related quality of life according to oral health behavior and awareness of middle school students in some regions (일부지역 중학생의 구강건강 관리 행태와 인지도에 따른 구강건강관련 삶의 질)

  • Park, Jeong-Hee;Lee, Myeong-Ju;Goo, Hyo-Jin
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.305-313
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    • 2013
  • Objectives : This study has attempted to investigate subjective oral health awareness, oral health behavior and analyze how the results are correlated with oral health-related quality of life against middle school students. Methods : A self-administered questionnaire survey was performed against 552 students from three middle schools in Changwon. A frequent analysis was conducted on research subjects' general characteristics, oral health awareness, oral health behavior. In addition, t-test and ANOVA were carried out to analyze oral health-related quality of life by the general characteristics, oral health awareness and oral health behavior. Results : In terms of oral health-related quality of life by general characteristics, the quality of life on oral symptoms was higher at lower school grades (p<0.05). In terms of social welfare, oral health-related quality of life was higher as parents' monthly income increased (p<0.05). Oral health-related quality of life was high in oral symptoms when there was no interest in oral health, in functional limitation, emotional welfare and social welfare when there is some oral health-related knowledge (p<0.05) and in all sub categories when oral conditions are healthy (p<0.05). Conclusions : The results of this study has come up with important information for improvement of oral health-related quality of life in middle school students by investigating the correlations between oral health awareness and oral health-related quality of life.