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A Study of the Relation between the Professional Self-Concept and the Practice Performance as Dental Hygienist (치과위생사의 전문직 자아개념과 업무수행과의 관계연구)

  • Kim, Kyung-Seon;Yu, Mi-Sun
    • Journal of dental hygiene science
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    • v.4 no.3
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    • pp.111-115
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    • 2004
  • This study was aimed to establish the self-concept as the dental profession and dedicate to the development of dental hygienist role by understanding the relation between the self-concept of dental hygienist and practice performance as dental hygienist. Following the thorough investigation of this correlation, the importance of self-concept as the dental profession was confirmed, and the understanding about the practice performance as dental hygienist was renewed. Dental hygienist working in dental clinic located in Jeonju city, Jeollabuk-Do were selected as the subjects of this study, and the materials were collected from Mar. 11 to Mar. 25, 2002 for 15 days. SPSS was used for analysis of data to deal with ANOVA and verification of Pearson correlation. The results of this research can be summarized as follows; 1. In comparison of the degree of professional self-concept according to the general characteristics of the subjects, there were significant differences in religion(p<.05) and educational background(p<.01). 2. In comparison of the degree of practice performance according to the general characteristics of the subjects, the results showed the significant difference in religion(p<.05). 3. There were highly significant correlation between the professional self-concept and practice performance as dental hygienist(F=.663, p<.001).

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Infection control awareness and performance of dental Hygienist (치과위생사의 감염관리 인식과 수행)

  • Lee, Hyang-Nim
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.621-630
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    • 2017
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate awareness and performance of infection control by dental hygienist. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was answered by 239 dental hygienists working in dental clinics from September 7 to 18, 2016 in Gwangju city & Jeonnam region after explaining the purpose of the study and receiving the informed consent. The questionnaire consisted of sociodemographic characteristics and awareness and performance of infection control using Likert 4 point scale. Results: Average of Infection control awareness was $3.33{\pm}0.38$, average of infection control Performance was $3.04{\pm}0.37$ (p<0.05). The awareness and practice of dental equipment management showed the largest difference. The awareness of infection control by general characteristics varied according to position, number of dental units, number of employees, Infection control needs, Received infection control training experience, infection experience, infection control guideline (p<0.05). The relationship between infection control awareness and Infection control performance was r = 0.624 (p<0.001), indicating positive correlation. Conclusions: To improve awareness and performance of dental hygienist's infection control, regular received infection control training experience is needed. It is considered that the dentist's active cooperation is needed in shortening the life span of the dental equipment due to the Infection control performance and securing the quantity.

In-depth interview about expected role and competency of future public health dental hygienist (미래 보건치과위생사에게 기대하는 인성과 그 진출전망에 대한 전국 보건치과위생사 대표단의 심층면담)

  • Kim, Sol;Kim, Su-Jeong;Jang, Mi-Rae;Kim, Min-Gyeong;Seo, Yang-Gyung;Lee, Hee-Yeon;Jang, Young-Eun;Park, Gui-Ok;Kim, Nam-Hee
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.16 no.6
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    • pp.969-978
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    • 2016
  • Objectives: The purpose of the study was to examine the expected role and competency of future public health dental hygienist. Methods: This study was cross-sectional design. One dental hygienist per 16 cities and provinces was selected from the list of Korea Society of public dental hygienists. After signing in the informed consent, the interview was carried out. Transcripts were made after each interview. Six researchers recorded meaningful contents in the transcripts. They classified and integrated the information that they had recorded commonly or not. Their opinions were converged by conference. Two supervisors verified results whether they were derived from actual recordings for the reliability of the results. The records were confirmed once again and corrected into common message. Results: The main difficult subjects in public health official examination were public health, English, and medical legislation to pass the examine. The preliminary certificates included public health related certificate, computer certificate, and driver's license. In the personality aspect, creativity, activeness, cooperation and good responsibility were very important trait to public health official. Among 16 interviews, 9 were positive and 5 were negative about the future prospects of a public dental hygienist. Conclusions: The future of public health dental hygienist will be positive. Throughout effort to prepare for the public health official, the public health dental hygienist will be expanded and in many ways the dental hygienists will take the charge of the important parts of the public health administration in the near future.

A literature review on measurement tools for dental hygienist turnover intention in Korea (치과위생사 이직의도에 관한 측정도구의 고찰)

  • Park, Soo-Auk;Lee, Ju-Yul
    • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
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    • v.19 no.1
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    • pp.1-17
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    • 2019
  • This study investigates the overall research trends and related factors affecting the turnover of dental hygienists in Korea during the past 10 years (2007-2017) and analyzed the differences in the results of the research according to the main measurement tools. The literature review focused on turnover of dental hygienists in Korea. Inclusion criteria of selected studies were as follows: the domestic and foreign academic journals and theses published for the past 10 years (between 2007-2017). The most commonly used tool for measuring dental hygienist turnover was a tool developed by Lawler. The most used significant general characteristics is age and income, Job satisfaction (57.1%) and organizational commitment (40.0%) were the most frequently used predictors of turnover. The variables used for each turnover measurement tool were different, showing that the study results was different from according to the variables and significance level. Although there have been many studies related to the turnover of dental hygienists, different results have been shown depending on the measurement tools. When conducting research related to dental hygienist turnover, specific and clear presentation of measurement tool selection or development is needed.

A Study on the Dental Hygienists' Image Perceived by Health Allied College Students (보건계열학생이 인식하는 치과위생사의 이미지 조사연구)

  • Kim, Mi-Jeong;Lee, Hye-Kyung;Kim, Young-Im
    • Journal of dental hygiene science
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    • v.11 no.6
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    • pp.481-487
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the perception of health-related majors in their third year of college about the image of a dental hygienist as prospective dental personnels. The findings of the study were as follows: 1. Concerning perception of the image of a dental hygienist by geographic region, the college students from large cities gave 89.07 to that, and the college students from small and mid-sized urban areas gave 85.03. The former gave higher marks to the image of a dental hygienist, and the gap between the two was statistically significant. By department, the students who majored in physical therapy gave the highest score of 88.93, dental technology and radiology gave the second highest score of 86.91. The clinical pathology gave the third highest score of 83.28, and the gaps among them were significant. 2. As for their perception of the four subfactors(qualifications, roles, social participation and interpersonal relationship) of the image of a dental hygienist by geographic region, there were statistically significant gaps in their way of looking at the qualifications, roles and interpersonal relationship of a dental hygienist. By department, the physical therapy majors gave the highest marks to all the four subfactors. 3. When they were asked to give one or more answers to the question what affected their image building about a dental hygienist, the largest number of the students that accounted for 67.9 percent replied that the looks of dental hygienists whom they saw in dental clinics or hospitals impacted on their image of a dental hygienist.