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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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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.

Relationship between oral health status and subjective oral malodor in public health students (보건계열 학생들의 구강건강상태와 주관적인 구취자각과의 관련성)

  • Han, Yeo-Jung;Moon, Sang-Eun
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.17 no.6
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    • pp.1195-1206
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    • 2017
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study is to analyze relationship between oral health status and subjective oral malodor awareness of public health students. Furthermore, this study aimed to recognize the importance of prevention and treatment of internal and external factors and to contribute to the correct oral health management behavior. Methods: The study subjects were 500 students from 5 health departments of 2 universities located in Jeollanamdo who participated in self-administered survey from September 1 to 15, 2014. For statistical analysis, SPSS 21.0 for Windows was used. Descriptive analysis and a Chi-square test were conducted to investigate the effects of general characteristics, health behavior, oral health behavior, and oral health status on subjective oral malodor awareness. Finally, to investigate the relationship between oral health status and subjective oral malodor awareness logistic regression analysis was performed. Results: Subjective oral malodor awareness was significantly higher in the group requiring dental care with the score of 1.63 (95% CI 1.00-2.65) compared to the group not requiring dental care. Subjective oral malodor awareness was significantly higher in the severe coated tongue group with the score of 5.31 (95% CI 1.45-19.40) and significantly higher in the moderate coated tongue group with the score of 2.56 (95% CI 1.61-4.08). Subjective oral malodor awareness was significantly higher in the often mouth breathing group with the score of 2.13 (95% CI 1.02-4.47) and significantly higher in the sometimes mouth breathing group with the score of 2.66 (95% CI 1.65-4.29). Conclusions: In order to prevent oral malodor, it is emphasized that regular dental checkups, proper brushing after the meal, and brushing of the tongue are necessary to remove the coated tongue. In addition, the use of supplementary oral care products is considered to be a meaningful oral health behavior.

Relationship between subjective recognition for oral health with oral health status in HBsAg positive carriers (B형간염표면항원 양성자의 주관적 구강건강인식과 구강건강상태와의 관련성)

  • Kang, Eun-Ju
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.14 no.4
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    • pp.563-570
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    • 2014
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of subjective recognition for oral health in HBsAg positive carriers based on the data of the $5^{th}$ National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Methods : A statistical package SPSS 21.0 was used to analyze the relationship between oral health status and subjective oral health awareness based on data of the $5^{th}$ National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Results : The subjective poor oral health was found in those who had mastication and speaking discomfort and those having dental prosthesis. Conclusions : The respondents considered themselves to be in poor oral health when the subjective systemic health status and objective oral health status were worse.

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.

Oral health characteristics of the multicultural international marriage women in Gimcheon, Gyeongbuk, Korea (다문화 결혼이주여성의 구강건강 관련 특성에 관한 연구 : 경북 김천시를 중심으로)

  • Lee, Jong-Hwa;Nam, In-Suk;Jun, Mae-Sook;Yun, Hyun-Kyung
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.15 no.5
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    • pp.865-872
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    • 2015
  • Objectives: The purpose of the study is to investigate the oral health characteristics of the multicultural international marriage women in Gimcheon, Gyeongbuk in Korea. Methods: The subjects were 73 multicultural international marriage women in Gimcheon, Gyeongbuk in Korea. The study methods consisted of direct interview with the subjects and oral examination through dental mirror and head lamp by one dentist and two dental hygienists. The questionnaire included the use of medical services, oral health education experience, subjective oral health awareness, toothbrushing, and sociodemographical characteristics of the subjects. Results: There were significant correlations between the subjective oral health awareness, oral health behavior and DMFT index. The subjective oral health awareness significantly changed after the international marriage in Korea. The recognition of subjective oral health status significantly improved after the oral health education by the dentist and the dental hygienist. Conclusions: The subjective oral health status of the international marriage women improved significantly after immigration into Korea. Therefore, Korean government should try to provide the better medical services to the international marriage women and protect their human rights as Korean immigrants on the basis of the Law.

The Relationship between Oral Health Symptoms and Academic Stress in Some High School Girls (일부 여고생의 구강건강자각증상과 학업스트레스의 관련성)

  • Park, So-Young
    • The Korean Journal of Health Service Management
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.93-104
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    • 2020
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between oral health awareness symptoms and academic stress in some high school girls and to find out existing improvement plans. Methods: This study conducted a self-reported survey on 303 high school girls from four high schools in Jeollabuk-do. Results: Higher academic performance, poor subjective oral health, awareness of dental caries, awareness of jaw joint disease, awareness of discomfort during chewing, and awareness of tooth pain significantly increased overall admission stress. The most influential factors were dental pain symptoms, followed by subjective oral health and dental caries symptoms. Conclusions: Effective measures to help high school girls cope with academic stress, a systematic school oral health policy, and practical health promotion activities are necessary to improve their oral health.

A Study on the Levels of Subjective Oral Health Awareness in Local Residents from the City of Changwon and Haman County (창원시와 함안군 지역주민들의 주관적 구강건강인식수준 조사)

  • Yoon, Hyun-Seo
    • The Journal of Korean Society for School & Community Health Education
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    • v.19 no.1
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    • pp.85-98
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the levels of the subjective oral health awareness of local residents in the city of Changwon and Haman county in an effort to lay the foundation for the development of customized local oral health education programs. The 2015 community health survey data were used, and the data from 864 residents in Changwon and from 719 dwellers in Haman county were analyzed. The Changwon residents brushed their teeth after lunch more, received more oral checkups over the past year and had more scaling experience. The Haman residents had more experience of not receiving dental treatment. The subjective health awareness, subjective oral health awareness, chewing difficulty and periodontal health of the Haman dwellers were all worse, and all the levels of awareness were lower among the respondents who were older and who were diagnosed with hypertension and/or diabetes. The respondents who made use of dentures and who didn't brush their teeth after lunch had experience of not receiving dental treatment, and all the levels of health-related awareness were lower among the respondents who didn't receive dental checkups nor had scaling experience. To remedy the situation, efforts should be made to prevent and manage chronic diseases, and the establishment of a system that guarantees regular dental checkups and scaling is required. And the kind of environments that everybody can receive dental treatment when they want should be prepared. In order to change negative awareness, necessary measures should be taken to provide oral health education that is not temporary but sustainable and tailored to local characteristics and different life stages.

Effects of Mental Health and Oral Health Symptoms of the Myself Generation on Orientation to Happiness (나홀로족의 정신건강과 구강건강자각증상이 행복추구경향에 미치는 영향)

  • Park, So-Young
    • The Korean Journal of Health Service Management
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.93-105
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    • 2019
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors related to mental health and oral health awareness that affect the tendency to search for happiness. Methods: In this study, we conducted a self - report questionnaire survey with 197 participants belonging to the Myself Generation in Jeju Island. Results: There was a significantly greater tendency to seek overall happiness in individuals with lower age, good subjective physical health low levels of depression and stress high self-esteem good subjective mental health and good subjective health status. The most influential factors were self - esteem and mental health awareness followed by general characteristics and oral health awareness. Conclusions: This study provides useful data for mental health and oral health care, and for the development of health care service programs aimed at the satisfaction and happiness of people living alone.