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Differences in oral health behavior and quality of life among the elderly depending on income and education levels (노인의 소득 및 교육수준에 따른 구강건강행태와 구강건강 삶의 질)

  • Yang, Hye-Jung;Suh, Won-Sik
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.217-226
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    • 2018
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study is to find out differences in oral health status, defined as their oral health and oral health quality of life among the elderly depending on their income and education levels. Methods: This study used 922 senior citizens over 65 from the data (2015) of the 6th National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHNS). The regression analysis was adopted to identify factors affecting their oral health status which has effect on their oral health quality of life. The statistical package SPSS 21.0 was employed. Frequency analysis, chi-squared analysis and regression analysis were used, and the significance level or Cronbach's alpha value was 0.05. Results: Depending on income levels, there were differences in their oral health status as to whether they use oral hygiene products, take dental examinations, join private health-insurances, and delay dental treatments or not. And educational levels also made significant differences in their oral health status as to whether they smoke, drink alcohol, how many times they brush teeth a day, whether they use oral hygiene products, take dental treatments, and join private health-insurances. Regression analysis on the relationship between their oral health status and the oral health quality of life showed that there were significant differences depending on whether they take dental treatments, delay dental medical treatments, smoke, take oral examinations, how many times they brush teeth a day, and whether they use oral hygiene products, or join private health-insurances. Conclusions: The study shows that a comprehensive plan is needed to raise attention on proper oral health-care and ultimately to improve the quality of life by considering the daily number of tooth brushing, oral hygiene product use, regular dental treatments, and other medical uses.

Present Status of Healthcare Strategy and its Application to Oral Health in D.P.R Korea (북한 보건의료전략의 분석과 치과 분야에서의 적용 현황 고찰)

  • Jung, Seoyeon;Joo, Woochan;Jo, Jaehyun;An, Kyeongsoo;Lee, Haewon;Choi, Seong-Ho;Jung, Hoi-In
    • The Journal of the Korean dental association
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    • v.58 no.9
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    • pp.536-545
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    • 2020
  • In preparing for the era of Korean reunification, it is essential to consider the integration of medical systems and human resources. While Korean dental practitioners are expanding their activities in various fields both domestically and internationally, there are many restrictions on the activities for improving the health of North Korean people due to political and historical reasons even nowadays. In addition, there is little is known about the current state of dental health in North Korea. We analyzed the reports published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Public Health of North Korea prepared individually or in cooperation, and investigated the current status of the health care strategy applied to the dental field by conducting a full investigation of the 2018 『Rodong』newspaper. Based on the above, we tried to grasp the major health care strategies in North Korea and their application. Understanding the direction and status of North Korea's health care system would be an important cornerstone for international cooperation and practical activities to improve oral health care of North Koreans in the future. And there is a need that studies should be steadily conducted in various methods to overcome the heterogeneity of the two Koreas in the long-term perspective.

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Effect of Professional Oral Healthcare Program on the Oral Status of Elderly Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities (전문가 구강위생관리가 장기요양시설 재원노인의 구강상태에 미치는 효과)

  • Lee, Keun-Yoo;Lim, Soon-Ryun
    • Journal of dental hygiene science
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    • v.16 no.6
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    • pp.432-441
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    • 2016
  • This study was conducted to investigate the effects of professional oral healthcare program in eldery residents long-term care facilities. Ninety-four elderly residents from 5 different facilities in Asan participated in this study. The subjects were divided into 3 groups, with 32 in experimental group I, 30 in experimental group II, and 32 in the control group. Subjects in experimental group I were treated by a dental hygienist with professional oral healthcare and received daily oral care from caregivers who had completed elderly oral healthcare course. Subjects in experimental group II received daily oral care from caregivers who had completed elderly oral healthcare course. Control group received daily oral care from caregivers. These 3 groups were tested for dental plaque, halitosis, tongue coating, and salivary flow at baseline, and after 4 and 12 weeks of treatment. There were significant differences in the dental plaque index between the groups, mediate times, and mediate methods, in halitosis between the mediate methods, and in tongue coating between the mediate times, as well as the mediate methods. Finally, salivary flow was significantly different with regard to mediate methods between experimental group II and the control group. Therefore, to improve the oral health condition of elderly residents, involvement of a part-time dentist and scheduled professional oral healthcare are necessary. Furthermore, elderly oral healthcare education for nursing staff, including managers, should be provided.

Association between Oral Health Behavior and Oral Health Status in Adolescent (청소년의 구강건강행태와 구강보건상태와의 관련요인)

  • Oh, Jungsuk
    • Journal of The Korean Society of Integrative Medicine
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    • v.5 no.4
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    • pp.103-112
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    • 2017
  • Purpose : This study was conducted to improve cognitive oral healthcare care by analyzing the correlation between oral health behavior and oral health status Korean adolescents. The subjects were 65,528 youths in 798 schools monitored in the Twelfth Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey in 2016. Methods : The general characteristics consisted of 9 items including sex, grade, and academic performance. The academic performance and economic status were restructured into "upper, middle, lower". Subjective health perception and subjective oral health perception were reorganized as "health", "normal", "no health". The sub-areas of oral health behavior include five times of daily brushing during the day yesterday. The number of brushing times was "0", "1-2", "3", "more than 4" After lunch at school, brushing was restructured as "always," "sometimes," "not." The oral health status subscale consisted of 6 items including tooth breakage and toothache at the time of eating. Result : Tooth fracture(43.7 %), pain in mastication(43.7 %), tooth tingling(47.4 %), gum pain and bleeding(45 %), pain in buccal mucosa(43.8 %) and halitosis(46.6 %) were rare in adolescent having healthy oral health status cognitively(P<.001). Nosymptom adolescents without dental sealant showed low tooth fracture(0.64 times), pain in mastication(0.67 times), tooth tingling(0.59 times), gum pain and bleeding(0.84 times), pain in buccal mucosa(0.76 times), and halitosis(0.90 times). Nosymptom adolescents without scaling showed low tooth fracture(0.88 times), pain in mastication(1.03 times), tooth tingling(0.82 times), gum pain and bleeding(0.64 times), pain in buccal mucosa(0.70 times) and halitosis(0.82 times). Conclusion : This study revealed that oral health status is correlated with oral health behavior. Development of educational media and program, and aggressive promotion required to establish oral health Korean adolescent.

Current status and future tasks of visiting oral health care services for elders (우리나라 노인 방문 구강건강관리 서비스의 현황과 향후과제)

  • Lee, Sue-Hyang;Bae, Soo-Myoung;Shin, Bo-Mi;Lee, Hyo-Jin;Shin, Sun-Jung
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.457-467
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    • 2020
  • Objectives: This study confirms the current status of visiting oral health-care services for the elderly to draw policy implications for revitalization of the visiting oral health care services in the future. Methods: First, a survey was conducted on health centers about the current status of the elderly visiting oral health-care service and how to revitalize it. Next, the number of oral hygiene services provided to the elderly was checked in the long-term care insurance system. Results: Oral health education (100%) was the most common practice in visiting oral health-care service for the elderly, and the most difficult thing in providing services was the lack of dental hygienists (38.9%). The status of oral health-care services in the long-term care insurance system for elderly revealed that the total number of service claims has been confirmed to be zero since the introduction of the system. Conclusions: Despite the existence of a system that provides elderly visiting oral healthcare services, to revitalize it, the law must be amended to secure a dental hygienist as the main agent of the activity and to further take responsibility for autonomous authority and performance.

Subjective Awareness of Oral Health and Oral Health Knowledge in Accordance Oral Healthcare Behavior of Seniors Over 60 in Some Areas (일부지역 60대 이상 노인의 구강건강관리행태에 따른 주관적인 구강건강인식과 구강건강지식도)

  • Nam, In-Suk;Bae, Ji-Young
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.12
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    • pp.485-492
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    • 2017
  • This study investigated the relevancy between the subjective awareness and the level of knowledge of oral health by surveying oral health management behaviors of elderly citizens over 60 years old in certain areas. The survey was conducted from September 1 to December 30, 2016 among the elderly aged 60 or older in the GyeongBuk, and 442 responses were used in the data analysis. The statistical analysis methods were frequency analysis, t-test and ANOVA analysis. The subjective oral health awareness in accordance with oral health management behaviors were higher in the groups who brush their teeth better and for longer duration (p<.05), where the oral health knowledge level in accordance with oral health management behaviors were higher in the groups who received toothbrushing training (p<.05). Based on the above results, the subjective oral health awareness and the oral health knowledge level of elderly citizens should be improved through continuous educations for ideal oral health management behaviors in order to promote oral health of elderly citizens.

A study among dental hygienists on providing oral health care and awareness among the elderly (일부 치과위생사의 노인 구강보건관리 제공 및 인식도에 대한 연구)

  • Chung, Kyung-Yi;Ha, Myung-Ok;Kim, Kyung-Hee
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.20 no.5
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    • pp.635-643
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    • 2020
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate dental hygienists understanding of the provisions of oral health care and awareness for the elderly. Methods: A survey was conducted among 285 dental hygienists, currently practicing around Gwangju province, Korea. The questionnaire contained questions on general characteristics of the subjects (5 items), oral health status of the elderly (5 items), and awareness (8 items) among the dental hygienists. The data were analyzed using a chi-square test. IBM SPSS 21.0 program was used for all statistical analyses. Results: The results showed that 47.7% of the dental hygienists took care of 1 to 5 elderly patients per day; they could not provide high quality oral health education to these patients because of lack of knowledge, lack of treatment time, and excessive workload. An analysis of the hygienists' professional educational experience related to oral healthcare of the elderly during university years showed that the older and more experienced hygienists' were less likely to have completed this education, i.e., 22.05% and 10.9%, respectively (p<0.001). Of all the dental hygienists, 62.8% were interested in oral health problems of the elderly, and 34.4% of dental hygienists for geriatric oral care were the most needed for geriatric oral care education (p<0.001). Conclusions: According to these results, it is important that dental hygienists participate in training on oral healthcare for the elderly and develop various programs for managing the oral health of the elderly.

Current status and prospects of oral health services exchange from South and North Korea through nongovernmental organizations (비정부기구를 통한 남북한 구강보건의료 교류의 현황과 전망)

  • Han, Dong-Hun;Shin, Teo-Jeon;Myoung, Hoon;Lee, Seung-pyo;Kim, Chong-Chul
    • The Journal of the Korean dental association
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    • v.53 no.10
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    • pp.705-711
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    • 2015
  • South Korea's oral health care non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have played a crucial role in South-North relations, although a formal intergovernmental relationship is difficult to establish and also easily breaks down. Humanitarian assistance by NGOs in the oral health care sector is an area that receives wide support from South Korean society for its urgency and for its appeal to humanity. This humanitarian assistance started in the late 1990's and continued to grow until the late 2000's. This assistance continued throughout the tension between the two administrations that resulted in a radical decrease in overall assistance from South Korea to North Korea. However, concerns remain about the transparency and efficiency of NGO activities. In this article, the NGOs and their major activities are delineated, and South Korean legislation is examined. A current act, the Law on the Development of South and North Korean Relations serves as a basis for governmental regulation and support of NGO's. Humanitarian assistance in the oral healthcare area is directly related to the oral health of the North Korean people, and it should not be influenced by political changes. Long-term planning and close discussions between NGOs, their North Korean counterparts, and the South Korean government are needed. NGOs need to overcome their shortcomings such as a lack of expertise and shortage of financial support. For this, NGOs must improve their administration transparency and professionalism.

A Comparison of Oral Health Behavior and Oral Health Outcomes between Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Groups following Implementation of an Oral Health Care Program (치위생 과정에 근거한 구강예방프로그램 적용 후 협조군과 비협조군 간 구강건강상태 및 행동 비교)

  • Kim, Yu-Rin
    • Journal of dental hygiene science
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    • v.17 no.1
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    • pp.30-37
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study was to reveal analyze the relationship between status of participation in an oral health care program and oral health outcomes among patients in Korea, and to evaluate the results to provide evidence regarding the feasibility of widespread implementation of the program. Patients were designated as either cooperative or non-cooperative with the oral health care program and were assigned to each group accordingly. Modified dental hygiene process (M-DHP) of the oral healthcare program was modified to form the dental hygiene process. The study included 48 patients at a dental clinic in Busan, Korea. Questionnaires were used to collect information on oral health behavior (OHB), clinical examination was used to record bleeding on probing (BOP) and O'Leary index, and phase microscopy was used to identify microorganisms. Differences between groups were evaluated using repeated measures ANOVA. Our results showed that the group cooperative with the oral health care program showed greater improvement in OHB, BOP, and O'Leary index than the non-cooperative group. Second, patient satisfaction with the M-DHP was very high, particularly for content and the friendly nature of the staff. The cooperative group showed greater improvement in oral health than the non-cooperative group for all metrics. Our results suggest that this low-coste program, if implemented, would be actively accepted and utilized in dental clinics.

Nursing students' perception of oral care for inpatients in Korea (입원환자 구강관리에 관한 간호학과 학생의 인식 조사)

  • Won, Seung-Eun;Choi, Eun-Sil;Han, Sun-Young;Jeon, Hyun-Sun;Mun, So-Jung
    • The Journal of Korean Society for School & Community Health Education
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.15-26
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    • 2020
  • Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the education status, knowledge, and perception of oral care among senior nursing students from Republic of Korea who completed all four curricular courses of Introduction to Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Adult Nursing and Gerontological Nursing in order to provide basic data for effective oral care of inpatients. Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted for 137 senior nursing students in the Seoul and Gangwon regions who were selected by convenience sampling. The questionnaire consisted of questions about the perception of oral care. A frequency analysis was conducted to analyze education status, perception, and general characteristics of participants. In addition, independent t-test and one-way analysis of variance were conducted to assess differences in the knowledge level according to the characteristics of the students. A p-value less than 0.05 was statistically significant. Results: The study results revealed that 63.5% of the respondents received education on oral care, with 67.8% of them receiving the education during their regular curriculum. Of the responders who said they received education, 41.4% said that education was not enough. Furthermore, the majority of respondents (56.9%) considered dental hygienists to be most suitable for the administration of oral care for inpatients. Conclusion: This study revealed nursing students' positive perceptions of the importance of oral care and dental hygienists'performance of oral care for inpatients. Consideration should be given to healthcare workers in various professions for improving oral health in inpatients, as well as for further study of oral care in the curriculum.