Status of oral health care provided by care workers in accordance with their oral health awareness and knowledge

요양보호사의 구강보건인식 및 지식에 따른 구강보건제공현황

  • Kim, Min-young (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Collage of Medical Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Kang, Kyung-hee (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Collage of Medical Science, Konyang University)
  • 김민영 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 강경희 (건양대학교 의과학대학 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2016.11.20
  • Accepted : 2016.12.20
  • Published : 2016.12.31


By studying the status of oral health provided by caregivers working in care facilities in accordance with their oral health awareness and knowledge, this thesis sought to find a plan of development to enhance the oral health for the elderly in care facilities. A survey was carried out from the 16th of August to the 2nd of September 2016, with 200 care givers as the subjects, working in 14 long-term care facilities for elderly, located in the city of D. Frequency analysis and independent sample t-test were conducted of the collected data, using SPSS 18.0. The results of the study were as follows; for gender, female was 91.5% which was higher than that of male, and married for marital status, 50 for age, highschool for education, christian for religion were shown to be the highest. The highest number of people for daily care was 6~7. In terms of status for providing oral health and oral health awareness of caregivers, the existence of oral hygiene guideline was statistically meaningful, and in terms of the status of oral health provided and oral health knowledge, there were notable differences in storage of dentures, and usage of mouthwash(p<.05).


Convergence;Oral Health;Care worker;Oral health awareness;Oral health knowledge


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