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Factors affecting perception of oral health prevention

구강건강 예방 인식에 영향을 미치는 요인

  • 이경희 (신한대학교 치위생학과) ;
  • 정은서 (신한대학교 치위생학과)
  • Received : 2017.02.25
  • Accepted : 2017.06.20
  • Published : 2017.06.28

Abstract

This study aims to understand the relationship between the awareness of oral health prevention and general characteristics by investigating the awareness of oral health prevention and to provide basic data to make oral health education guidelines for oral health prevention and the need for oral health prevention by analyzing factors that influence the awareness of oral health prevention. For about a month since December 2016, the data of 380 people aged 10 and over residing in Seoul and the Gyeonggi Province was gathered, and the following results have been obtained after excluding 19 people whose answers were insufficient. It was found that gender (female, p<0.05), age (50 years and over, p<0.05), educational background (high school diploma and university diploma or higher, p<0.05), average monthly income (KRW 3.0 million - 4.0 million, p<0.05), oral health importance (p<0.001), and awareness of the need for oral health prevention (p<0,001) among the selected independent variables had statistically significant effects on the awareness of oral health prevention. Considering the results above, I believe that it is important to develop oral health education programs, which reflect the characteristics of people in order to motivate them to perform prevention activities, rather than education programs about simply acquiring knowledge for prevention activities and to establish social conditions that can enable continued education, in order to increase the awareness of oral health prevention activities.

Keywords

Oral health;Oral health importance;Oral health education;Prevention;Perception

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 신한대학교

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