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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 348) Last page : ( 352)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00063.X

Relationship between Oral Health Care and Happiness in Dental Hospital Patients

An So-Youn1,*, Shim Youn-Soo2, Park So-Young3

1Dept. Pediatric Dentistry, College of dentistry, WonKwang University and Wonkwang dental research institute, 77, Dunsan-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon, 35233, Korea

2Dept. Dental Hygiene, Division of Health Sciences, Sunmoon University, 70, Sunmoon-ro 221beon-gil, Tangjeong-myeon, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 31460, Korea, shim-21@hanmail.net

3Dept. Dental Hygiene, Wonkwang Health Science University, 514, Iksan-daero, Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do, 54538, Korea, 1101soyoung@hanmail.net

*Corresponding Author E-mail: 9543sue@hanmail.net

Online published on 12 June, 2018.

Abstract

Background/Objectives

This study is to suggest the oral health promotion plan for the happy life by grasping the close relation between oral health care and happiness in dental hospital patients.

Methods/Statistical analysis

The subjects of this study were selected as patients who came to some dental hospitals in Jeollabuk-do, Korea. The subjects were selected as the convenience sampling method and the purpose of the study was explained to the patient. Self-administered questionnaires were administered to subjects voluntarily participating in the study. The responses to the questionnaires were 359 respondents, excluding 19 who responded unfairly to the 378respondents.

Findings

Overall happiness was 3.55 points. Among the items of euphoria, the feeling of happiness felt at home was the highest at 4.17 points. Secondly, the feeling of happiness felt when social life was good was 3.89 points. The next was the feeling of happiness when feeling healthy, and the feeling of happiness when feeling economical. The relationship between oral health care and overall happiness is as follows. Significant variables were the number of toothbrushes per day and oral health education. The overall happiness was higher when the number of brushings per day was more than 3 times. Overall oral well-being was high when they received oral health education. The explanatory power of the variables was 52.1. The overall happiness was higher with more intake of clean food and protection food, and the explanatory power of the variable was 55.0. Overall happiness was higher with more intake of Clean food and Protection food, and the explanatory power of the variable was 55.0.

Improvements/Applications

Oral health education should be actively pursued so that the proper method and frequency of tooth brushing of Dental Hospital Patients, and the use of oral hygiene products.

 

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Keywords

Dental Hospital Patients, Happiness, Oral health care, Cariogenic food, Clean food, Protection food.

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