Cognition and perception of community members about dental hygienist's job

일부 지역사회 주민의 치과위생사에 대한 인식 및 업무 인지도 조사

  • Chung, Won-Gyun (Department of Dental Hygiene, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Son, A-Ran (Department of Dental Hygiene, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Jung, Hye-Ryung (Department of Dental Hygiene, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Jung-Ye (Department of Dental Hygiene, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Ha, Jung-Eun (Department of Dental Hygiene, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Heo, Seung-Hee (Department of Dental Hygiene, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Nam-Hee (Department of Dental Hygiene, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University)
  • 정원균 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 손아란 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 정혜령 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 김정예 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 하정은 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 허승희 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 김남희 (연세대학교 원주의과대학 치위생학과)
  • Published : 2006.12.20

Abstract

The purpose of this study is that level of community members about dental hygienist's job of cognition and perception. The subjects of this survey were 500 of community members located in Gumi, Seoul, Incheon, Wonju.(response rate 92%) The results of study could be summarized as follows: 1. Women, 30 age group, officer and house keeper who had were experienced scaling higher level cognition of dental hygienist than another groups. 2. The group that had experienced oral examination, oral health consult, and the young group who had not experienced prosthodontic treatment had higher perception that dental hygienist main role is oral health care education. 3. The student who had experienced scaling had higher perception that dental hygienist's main role is oral disease prevention. 4. Over 30 age, women group who had experienced dental treatment between 6 month and 2 years had higher perception that dental hygienist main role is dental assistance At the conclusion of this investigation, We investigated that person's perception and cognition is promoted through scaling. Therefore we have to increase opportunity of oral health prevention and education role. In addition, we should notify dental hygienist with uniform, name tag and information about dental hygienist.