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A Study on the Oral Health Knowledge of Disability Welfare Facilities Teachers in Gimhae

김해시 장애인 복지시설 교사의 구강보건지식도 조사

  • Received : 2011.09.06
  • Accepted : 2011.12.13
  • Published : 2011.12.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the extent to which the teachers in disability welfare facilities are acquainted with the oral health knowledge. It was compiled by means of the self-administered questionnaire held out by 119 teachers in Gimhae and it conducted in August of 2010. Considered the score of 100 as all the precise answers, the total average score was 46.4(${\pm}18.0$). Moreover, the heterogeneity of the oral health knowledge among the respondents was revealed that it statistically does not have anything to do with the demographic characteristics. In conclusion, it is urgently required to develop the oral health education in forms of the continuing education, the online education, and the materials of the regular university curriculum - all for the teachers of the disability welfare facilities in Korea.

Keywords

Disability welfare facilities;Oral health knowledge;Teachers

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