The awareness and performance towards the dental radiation protection behaviors in Busan and Gyeongnam

부산·경남 일부지역의 치과방사선 인식도와 수행도에 따른 치과방사선 방어행위

  • Na, Hyeon-Hui (Department of Biomedical health science, Dong-eui University) ;
  • Jin, Hye-Jung (Department of Dental hygiene, Dong-eui University) ;
  • Lee, Min-Kyung (Department of Biomedical health science, Dong-eui University)
  • 나현희 (동의대학교 일반대학원 보건의과학과) ;
  • 진혜정 (동의대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 이민경 (동의대학교 일반대학원 보건의과학과)
  • Received : 2014.06.13
  • Accepted : 2014.09.25
  • Published : 2014.10.30


Objectives : The purpose of this study is to investigate the awareness and performance towards the dental radiation protection behaviors in dental institutions in Busan and Gyeongnam. Methods : Two hundred and one dental medical institutions in Busan and Gyeongnam participated in the survey from March 10 to April 4, 2014. The data were analyzed using SPSS 19.0 for ${\chi}^2$ test, t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis. Results : There were significant differences in the awareness and performance towards the radiation protection behaviors according to age, monthly income, and type of hospital(p<0.05). Protective equipment influenced on the awareness and performance of dental staff and patients(p<0.001). The important variables on dental radiation protection included protection facility and education of protective equipment. It is found the variable to affect the performance of dental radiation protection was protection facility, wearing of protective device staff and patients, education on RSM. Conclusions : These results can provide the basic data for the effective dental radiation safety management and improvement for the dental institutions.


awareness;performance;radiation protection behaviors


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