The purpose of this study was to examine the needs of dental hygienists for senior oral health.
The subjects in this study were 240 dental hygienists who worked in Seoul. A self-administered survey was conducted from March 28 to April 6, 2009, and the findings of the study were as follows:
1. As for needs for senior health education, the dental hygienists gave a mean of 2.93 to this education, which showed that they thought the necessity of this education was on a moderate level.
The item that they wanted to learn about the most was the cardiovascular system (3.14), followed by the endocrine system (3.08) and the nervous system (3.07).
2. Concerning needs for senior oral health education, they gave a mean of 3.01 to this education, which indicated that they considered that to be relatively necessary or necessary.
The item that they wanted to learn about the most (3.38) was the teeth involving dental caries, tooth loss, root surface caries , etc. The second most required item (3.22) was teeth and gums involving periodontitis, gingival hyperplasia, periodontal abscess, pericoronitis, etc. The third most required item (3.02) was salivary gland diseases including xerostomia, sialolithiasis, etc.
3. In relation to needs for education of senior oral health care process, they gave a mean of 3.26 to this education, which implied that they deemed that to be relatively necessary.
The item that they wanted to learn about the most (3.55) was prosthodontic management, followed by preventive management planning (3.51) and oral health education (3.31).
4. Regarding the relationship between their characteristics and needs for senior health education, there were significant gaps in that aspect according to marital status only. The unmarried dental hygienists had more needs for education than the married ones (F=.974, p=.027).
The above-mentioned findings illustrated that the dental hygienists had strong needs for senior oral health education. Therefore sufficient opportunities should be provided for dental hygienists to receive senior oral health education, and the implementation of an inclusive curriculum that covers both of theory and practice is required.
2. 연구대상 및 방법
2.1. 연구대상 및 자료수집방법
2.2. 연구내용 및 도구
2.3. 자료분석 방법
2.4. 연구의 제한점
3.1. 연구대상자의 인구학적 ․ 직무관련 특성
3.2. 노인 건강문제영역에 대한 교육요구
3.3. 노인 구강건강문제영역에 대한 교육요구
3.4. 노인구강건강관리과정 영역에 대한 교육 요구
3.5. 연구대상자의 일반적 ․ 직무적 특성에 따른 노인건강문제영역에 대한 교육요구
3.6. 연구대상자의 일반적 ․ 직무적 특성에 따른 노인구강건강문제영역에 대한 교육요구
3.7. 연구대상자의 일반적 ․직무적 특성에 따른 노인구강건강관리과정영역에 대한 교육요구