• Title/Summary/Keyword: 구강기능문제

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A Study on Workers' Oral Function Problem According to Korean Standard Classification of Occupations (한국 표준직업분류에 따른 근로자의 구강기능문제)

  • Ju, On-Ju;Kim, In-Ja
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.11 no.6
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    • pp.341-347
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    • 2020
  • This study was conducted to identify the oral function problems of workers according to Korean Standard Classification of Occupations (KSCO) and to provide evidentiary material to promote them to revise the Occupational Safety and Health Act so that workers can benefit from the collective oral healthcare project. For the research materials, it was used the 7th raw data (1st and 2nd) of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. It was examined the problems of chewing and speaking for the workers over 19 years old by KSCO. The connection between the types of workers and the problems of chewing and speaking has been confirmed (p<0.05). In order to improve the workers' oral healthcare, the collective oral healthcare project should be implemented. Therefore, the Occupational Safety and Health Act should be revised to hire professional health care manager with expertise, who will be host of the collective oral healthcare project.

Oral-Motor Facilitation Technique (OMFT): Part I-Theoretical Base and Basic Concept (구강운동촉진기술: 1 부-이론적 배경과 기초 요소)

  • Min, Kyoung Chul;Seo, Sang Min;Woo, Hee-soon
    • Therapeutic Science for Rehabilitation
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.37-52
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    • 2021
  • Introduction : Oral motor function is basic function of sensory exploration, feeding, and communication, that develops from the fetal stage to childhood. Problems with oral motor function result in difficulty within handling food in the oral cavity, decreased swallowing and feeding skills, difficulty with communication, and problems with oral hygiene. To treat these symptoms, oral motor therapy is provided for normalizing sensory adaptation in the oral cavity, and increasing postural control, oral movement and oral motor function. Discussion : The oral motor facilitation technique (OMFT) was developed for increasing general and integrated oral motor function based on the following: 1) understanding orofacial muscular physiology; 2) a comprehensive approach to sensory·adaptation·behavior·cognition; 3) sensorimotor stimulation by a manual approach; 4) motor control and motor learning theory. The OMFT is a new evidence-based treatment protocol, for children and adults with neuromuscular and oral motor problems. Conclusion : The goal of this article is to provide a theoretical background for OMFT development and the basic concept for the clinical application of OMFT. We hope that this article will help oral motor therapy experts to provide effective therapy in a more professional way.