A study on awareness change after infection control education by dental hygiene students in Some areas

일부 치위생과 학생의 감염관리 교육 후 인식 변화에 관한 연구

  • Son, Eun-Gyo (Department of Health Administration, Yonsei University) ;
  • Jung, Hwa-Young (Department of dental Hygiene, Gangneung Yeongdong College)
  • 손은교 (연세대학교 보건행정학과) ;
  • 정화영 (강릉 영동대학교 치위생과)
  • Received : 2017.04.10
  • Accepted : 2017.06.09
  • Published : 2017.06.30


This study examined the change in the students' perception of infection after school education. A self-reported questionnaire was filled out by 300 dental hygiene students in Kangwon from December 3 to December 4, 2016. The contents of the questionnaire included the general characteristics (5 items), infection-related selection (2 items), infection control recognition (5 items), and infection control behavior (10 items). The data were analyzed by frequency analysis, t-test, one way ANOVA, Chi-square test, and hierarchical multiple regression analysis using SPSS 24.0. The Cronbach's Alpha was 0.941 and 0.658, respectively. The school year and hospital practice experience had some influence on the change in infection recognition. A total of 127 students (62.6%) who had experience in practicing in hospitals knew more about antibodies. Hand washing was the highest in personal protection, followed by masks. The selection of the infectious control education method showed that the practical training class was high irrespective of the hospital practice experience, and the perceptions of patient-related infections were the greatest explanatory factor in perception after education.


Department of Dental Hygiene Students;Hand Washing;Infection control;Infectious education;Infection perception


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