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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2008;15(4): 428
장기요양시설 간호제공자의 구강건강관리에 대한 지식과 영향요인
모현숙1, 최금봉2, 김진선3
1조선대학교 대학원 간호학과
2조선대학교 대학원 간호학과
3조선대학교 의과대학 간호학과
Knowledge of Oral Health and Its Predictors in Nursing Staff of Long-term Care Institutions
Hyun-Sook Mo1, Keum-Bong Choi2, Jin-Sun Kim3
1Graduate School, Chosun University
2Graduate School, Chosun University
3Department of Nursing, Chosun University
Purpose: The purposes of this study were to assess the oral health knowledge of nursing staff in long-term care institutions and to identify predictors of oral health knowledge.
Method: For this descriptive correlation study, a self-administered and structured questionnaire was used. Respondents were 111 nursing staff in two long-term care facilities and two long-term care hospitals located in G metropolitan area and C province in the Southern part of Korea. Descriptive statistics, t-test or ANOVA, and stepwise multiple regression analysis were used to analyze the data.
Results: Participants in this study did not have many opportunities to learn about oral health care for elders in long-term care institutions. The percentage of correct answer for oral health knowledge questionnaire was 64.5%. Predictors of oral health knowledge among nursing staffs were education on oral health in long-term care institutions, type of institution, and length of time working with elders. These three variables accounted for 24.2% of variance in oral health knowledge.
Conclusions: Nursing staffs should make an effort to improve their knowledge of oral health. Moreover, oral health educational program for nursing staffs working with elders in long-term care institution is need to be developed and the effectiveness of this education needs to be evaluated.
Key words: Oral health | Aged | Long-term care | Nursing staff | Knowledge
주요어: 구강건강 | 노인 | 장기요양시설 | 간호제공자 | 지식
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