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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2016;20(2):169-177.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2016.20.2.169    Published online May 31, 2016.
Comparing Oral Health Care Awareness and Practice in Pregnant Women with and without Oral Health Education Experience
Kyeung Ae Jang1, Kwang Ok Kim2, Sun Ok Lee3
1Department of Dental Hygiene, Silla University, Korea
2Department of Nursing, Dongju College, Korea
3Department of Nursing, Silla University, Korea
임산부의 구강보건교육경험유무에 따른 구강건강관리인지도와 실천도 비교
장경애1, 김광옥2, 이선옥3
1신라대학교 치위생학과
2동주대학교
3신라대학교 간호학과
Correspondence:  Sun Ok Lee,
Email: solee@silla.ac.kr
Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in awareness and practice of oral health care in pregnant women with and without oral health care education experience.
Methods
Participants in the survey for this study were 221 pregnant women in female exclusive hospitals located in B city and G city. Data were collected from October to December, 2014 using self-report structured questionnaires and analyzed using SPSS/Win 21.0 program.
Results
The number of pregnant women experienced in oral health education was 36.2%. The oral health care awareness of pregnant women experienced in oral health education total score was 15.14±1.96, and inexperienced pregnant women total score was 14.14±2.63 (t=3.26, p=.001). The oral health care practice of pregnant women experienced in oral health education total score was 12.90±2.48, and inexperienced pregnant women total score was 10.95±4.06 (t=3.89, p<.001). The relationship between the awareness and practice of oral health care was positively correlated.
Conclusion
Based on this study outcomes, considering the importance for oral health education in the antenatal care program when the pregnant women visiting the hospital for medical check-up.
Key Words: pregnant women, oral health education experience, awareness, practices
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