Study on the Actual Condition of Denture Management in Understanding of Denture Management Education of Elderly

노인의 의치관리 교육이해에 따른 의치관리 실태 연구

  • Lee, Jung-Hwa (Department of Dental Hygiene, Daegu Health College) ;
  • Kim, Ji-Hwa (Department of Dental Hygiene, Pohang College)
  • 이정화 (대구보건대학교 치위생과) ;
  • 김지화 (포항대학교 치위생과)
  • Received : 2017.10.16
  • Accepted : 2017.12.20
  • Published : 2017.12.28


This study was accomplished to get to know the actual condition of denture management in understanding of denture management education relate to the post denture management of elderly, by meeting directly, among elderly people (more than 65 years old) wearing dentures, using structured guestionnaire from 15th Oct. to 15th Dec. 2016 in Daegu Metropolitan City. As a result, there was a significant difference in understanding of denture management education according to age, education level, cost of denture, general health condition, position of denture, period of wearing upper and bottom denture, frequencies of dental treatment and degree of halitosis(p<0.05). As a result, it is considered that continuing denture management education by studying characteristics of the elderly is needed and standardized denture management manual has to be made.


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