The Effects of Some Soldiers' Stress on Their Oral Healthcare Practice and Attitudes

일부 군인들의 스트레스가 구강건강실천 및 태도에 미치는 영향

  • Yoo, Jung-Sook (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Keukdong College) ;
  • Kim, Jin (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Keukdong College) ;
  • Kim, Ki-Eun (Depart. of Dental Hygiene, Eulji University)
  • 류정숙 (극동정보대학 치위생과) ;
  • 김진 (극동정보대학 치위생과) ;
  • 김기은 (을지대학교 치위생과)
  • Received : 2009.08.03
  • Accepted : 2009.09.17
  • Published : 2009.10.31


The purpose of this study was to survey Korean soldiers' oral healthcare practice and attitudes along with their stress level, and thereby to identify possible correlations among those factors. The survey was conducted from June 11 to Oct. 10, 2008 in G-gun, Chungbuk. province for soldiers. The questionnaire was consisted of the oral healthcare practice and attitude, stress level. As a result, it was found that our respondents scored 3.55 out of possible 9 point in their stress level, which indicated that they had relatively low stress on the whole. According to survey on their oral healthcare practice and attitude depending on their general characteristics, it was found that the higher academic career was associated directly with the more practices of oral healthcare, and nonsmoking group showed more practices of oral healthcare than smoking group. It was found that 'schoolwork and workplace' and 'sexual problem' were critical stress factors on our respondents' oral healthcare attitudes. And it was also found that 'outward appearance complex', 'personality complex', 'conflicts with parents' and 'sexual problem' were critical stress factors on their oral healthcare practices. Since our soldiers' maintenance of their oral healthcare is beneficial to both individual and national aspects, it is necessary for interested parties including dental surgeons to make efforts to develop a promotional program for military dental healthcare project and provide a series of reorientations for soldiers, so that they can have more positive oral healthcare practices and attitudes.

본 연구는 군인들의 구강건강에 관한 실천과 태도 및 스트레스 수준을 조사하고 상호연관성을 파악하여 군인의 구강건강 수준 향상을 위한 기초자료를 제공하고자 2008년 6월 11일부터 8월 10일까지 충청북도 G군에 위치한 군부대 군인들을 대상으로 자기기입식으로 응답한 144부 설문지를 분석 자료로 사용하였으며, SPSS WIN 17.0 프로그램을 이용하여 분석한 결과 다음과 같은 결론을 얻었다. 1. 연구대상자의 스트레스는 전체평균 9점 만점에서 3.55로 전반적으로 스트레스 정도는 낮은 것으로 조사되었으며, '장래에 대한 문제'가 평균 5.50으로 가장 높게 나타났고, 부모님과의 갈등이 2.17로 가장 낮은 것으로 조사되었다. 2. 일반적인 특성에 따른 구강건강실천 및 태도에서는 학력이 높을수록 구강건강실천 정도가 높은 것으로 조사되었으며, 흡연을 하지 않을 경우가 흡연을 하는 경우보다 구강건강실천 정도가 높은 것으로 조사되어 통계적으로 유의한 차이를 보였다. 3. 군인들의 스트레스가 구강건강실천 및 태도에 미치는 영향력을 살펴본 결과 구강건강태도에 영향을 미치는 스트레스 변인으로는 '학업 및 직장', '성에 대한 문제'가 영향을 미치는 변인으로 조사되었으며, 구강건강실천에 양향을 미치는 스트레스 변인으로는 '외모에 대한 불만', '성격에 대한 불만', '부모님과의 갈등', '성에 대한 문제'가 영향요인으로 조사되었다.



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