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The Perception of elderly oral health care in the care workers in nursing homes

일부 노인요양시설 종사자의 노인구강건강관리 인지도 조사

  • Kim, Seol-Hee (Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Kim, Chun-Hee (Konyang University Graduate School) ;
  • Son, Ga-Yeon (Department of Oral biology, Yonsei University, College of Dentistry) ;
  • Yang, Song-Yi (Department and Research Institute of Dental Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Yonsei University College of Dentistry) ;
  • Cho, Mi-Suk (Department of Dental Hygiene, Choonhae College) ;
  • Oh, Sang-Hwan (Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Medical Science, Konyang University)
  • 김설희 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 김춘희 (건양대학교 보건대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 손가연 (연세대학교 치과대학 구강생물학교실) ;
  • 양송이 (연세대학교 치과대학 치과생체재료공학교실 및 연구소) ;
  • 조미숙 (춘해보건대학교 치위생과) ;
  • 오상환 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2014.05.20
  • Accepted : 2014.10.07
  • Published : 2014.10.30

Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of the study is to investigate the perception of elderly oral health care in the care workers in nursing homes. Methods : A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 200 care workers in nursing homes in Daegu and Busan. Data were analyzed by SPSS 18.0 program. Results : The oral health care was maintained by innately healthy mouth(49.5%), dentists(48.5%), public health centers including institution and dentistry(46.5%), regular visit to dentistry(44.0%), and ingestion of healthy food(38.5%). Fifty eight percent of the respondents(116 persons) agreed that regular and proper toothbrushing is the most important behavior to maintain the healthy teeth. The regular visit to dental clinics(Wald=7.076, p=0.008) and an oral care by specialist (Wald=5.210, p=0.022) influenced on elderly oral health status(p<0.05). Conclusions : The oral health care education is very important for the workers in the nursing homes that the education can improve the perception toward the elderly oral health.

Keywords

oral health care;elderly;worker in the nursing home

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