Health-related lifestyle and self-reported symptoms in dental hygiene students

일부 치위생과 학생의 건강관련 생활습관과 자각증상

  • Kwon, Soon-Suk (Department of Dental Laboratory Technology, Kyungdong University) ;
  • Han, Su-Jin (Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Health Science, Gachon University)
  • 권순석 (경동대학교 치기공학과) ;
  • 한수진 (가천대학교 보건과학대학 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2014.05.07
  • Accepted : 2014.08.11
  • Published : 2014.08.30


Objectives : The study investigated and analyzed the relationship between health-related lifestyle and psychosomatic self-reported symptom in dental hygiene students. Methods : A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 478 dental hygiene students in Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do from March 7 to June 21, 2012 by random sampling method after informed consent. Results : The health-related lifestyle showed the results as follows. Nonsmokers accounted for 89.1%. Those who never exercise accounted for 67.9% and 37.9% of the students sleep for 5-6 hours. Those who take alcohols twice per month accounted for 58.2%. The correlation between the symptoms and lifestyle included multiple subjective symptoms(I), respiratory(A), eyes and skin(B) and digestive organs(C) symptoms and smoking status(p<.01), mouth and anal(D), depression(K), nervousness(E). There existed the correlation in average sleeping time(p<.01) and impulsivess(H) and smoking status(p<.05) and lie scale(L) and regular exercise(p<.05) and aggressiveness(F) and drinking habits and irregular and life(G) and breakfast habits. The smoking habit, sleeping time, and snack intake had an influence on psychosomatic self-reported oral health-related symptoms. Conclusions : Cessation of smoking, adequate sleeping time, and reduction of snack intake can improve the oral health-related lifestyle and reduce the self-reported symptoms in the dental hygiene students.


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