Effects of oral care program for multi-cultural women

다문화 가정 이주 여성을 위한 구강관리 프로그램의 효과

  • Cho, Min-Jeong (Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kang, Jae-Min (Department of Dental Laboratory Science Graduated School Catholic University of Pusan) ;
  • Song, Keun-Bae (Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University)
  • 조민정 (경북대학교치의학전문대학원예방치과학교실) ;
  • 강재민 (부산카톨릭대학교 치기공과) ;
  • 송근배 (경북대학교치의학전문대학원예방치과학교실)
  • Received : 2016.08.12
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.28


Recently multicultural female population is increasing of our country as international marriages increase. With oral care programs, conducting follow-up surveys on multicultural women's oral health condition to figure out the condition and examining improvements and related factors, it tried to contribute to building oral care programs for the future of multicultural families. The study participants were recruited from multi-cultural family center in a metropolis, they were treated their oral conditions at local dental clinics during a year. All participants were 608 people, and among them, one year follow-up sample was 40 women. An interview questionnaire was used to collect information on socioeconomic level and general characteristics related to oral status, through oral examination were conducted to obtain dental caries experience and periodontal conditions. The statistical analysis was done by using the SPSS 20.0 program. Comparing the results between before and after oral health program for an year, DMFS, DS, FS, DT, FT and CPI were significantly decreased during a year. The present study increases interest about multicultural women and family and we look forward to using it as basic data for oral health promotion.


Oral health;Oral care program;Multi-cultural women;Community periodontal index;Convergence


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