A Comparison of Oral Health Behaviors Effects for Demographic and Dental Health-Related Characteristics according to the Usage of Oral Health Convergence Education among Inpatient Alcoholics

입원 알코올 중독자의 구강보건융합교육 유무에 따른 인구 사회학적 특징과 구강건강 관련 특징의 구강건강행위 효과 비교

Kim, Han-Hong;Kim, Seon-Rye

  • Received : 2019.01.28
  • Accepted : 2019.04.20
  • Published : 2019.04.28


The aim of this study was to compare effects of oral health education on oral health behavior according to demographic and dental health-related characteristics in inpatient alcoholics. 62 alcoholic male patients were recruited to 32 patients at education group and 30 at non-education group. To search demographic and dental health-related characteristics, the self-administered structured questionnaires were used, and the survey was conducted before and after the oral health education. The oral health education program was consisted of 40 mins theoretical education and individual tooth brushing training once a week for 4 weeks. The oral health education for alcoholic patients had big effects on oral health behavior. And these results indicate that if oral health program was performed systematically in alcohol counseling centers or alcohol hospitals, more oral health promotion effects will appear.


Health education;Inpatient alcoholics;Oral health behavior;Dental health-related characteristics;Demographic Characteristics