Relationship between Health Knowledge and Needs for Oral Health Education According to Oral Health-related Experience of Some Maritime Police Officers
일부 해양경찰들의 구강보건경험 유무에 따른 구강보건지식수준과 구강보건교육 요구도

Yun-Jeong Ji, Hyun-Seo Yoon
2015 The Journal of the Korea Contents Association  
The purpose of this study was to examine the oral health knowledge of maritime police officers, whose job belonged to the cluster of special occupations, in an effort to provide some information on the development of oral health education programs. The subjects in this study were 499 maritime police officers. After a survey was conducted from March to September, 2013, it's found that just 104 respondents(22.8%) had experience of receiving oral health education. In terms of general knowledge,
more » ... respondents who received that education were different from the others who didn't in the level of knowledge on the items related to temporomandibular joint(p=0.026), and there were no differences between the two in knowledge of periodontal health. As for prevention-related knowledge, they had a good knowledge of fluorine. Concerning needs for oral health education, 67.1 percent considered oral health professional manpower to be necessary, and 77.9 percent of the respondents who received oral health education gave this reply(p=0.004). Regarding preference for educational content, the right toothbrushing method was most preferred, followed by oral counseling, the use of oral hygiene supplies, the selection of dentifrice, and nutrition/anti-smoking education. The findings of the study suggest that the development of oral health education programs geared toward the cluster of special occupations such as maritime police is required.
doi:10.5392/jkca.2015.15.07.322 fatcat:iwepc32psfesrhkubbcnqg76xq