농촌지역 학교구강보건실 운영 초등학생의 구강보건실천도 관련요인
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- Purpose: As the mean life expectancy of Korean people has increased, more attention has been paid to dental health, a necessary factor of general health. Dental health habits acquired for elementary schools are directly related with dental health of the whole life. entire public health and the ability to practice dental health which is acquired in this period is directly connected with dental health. Therefore, this study aims to identity factors involving dental health practice of students who received dental health service at schools to make a contribution to better dental health of students in rural areas.
Subjects and Methods: For 7 days from October 4 to 10, 2011, 652 elementary students in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades were interviewed with uses of a questionnaire. The questionnaire was composed of a total of 55 questions on general characteristics, health behaviors, characteristics of dental health and awareness on and practice of dental health. The relations between variables and practice of dental health were analysed with a t-test and one-way ANOVA. With the variables which showed significant relations corrected, the factors which ad praed dental health practice of the subjects were analysed through a multi-regression analysis and in case of P<0.05 in all the tests, it was judged that they are statistically significant. The relations between awareness on dental health and practice were analysed with a use of Pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: Girl students showed significantly higher scores in dental health practice than boy students(P<0.002), and there was no significant difference between students in the 4th grade and those in the 5th grade, but scores of the students in the 6th grade were significantly higher (P<0.019).
The relations were significantly higher when the subjects responded they are healthy in dental health than they responded they are not((P<0.001), and the scores of practice were significantly higher when they exercised everyday(P=0.001), and had subjective scores (P<0.047). The correlations between awareness on dental health and practice were significantly higher (r=0.654).
Conclusion: Students with school dental health service should be encouraged to visit the service more frequently and have the ability to properly manage their teeth. Then school dental health programs including dental health education and promotion centering on prevention rather than follow-up should be developed for improved dental health of elementary students.
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