Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

RCPHN : Research in Community and Public Health Nursing

OPEN ACCESS
SEARCH
Search

Author index

Page Path
HOME > Browse articles > Author index
Search
Jung Hee Han 1 Article
Gender Differences in Oral Health Literacy related Factors among Elderly People
Kyu Eun Lee, Young Hee Yom, Sang Suk Kim, Jung Hee Han
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2014;25(1):54-64.   Published online March 31, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2014.25.1.54
  • 581 View
  • 3 Download
  • 6 Citations
AbstractAbstract PDF
PURPOSE
This study is to measure oral health literacy levels and to identify oral health literacy related factors in elders.
METHODS
The research design for this study was a descriptive survey design using convenience samples. Data collection was done by using a self-report questionnaire with 321 elders from three welfare centers for the aged and two senior centers located in three cities. Data were analyzed by using percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe, Pearson's Correlation Analysis and hierarchical multiple regression with the SPSS Win 18.0 Program.
RESULTS
The oral health literacy scores of male elders were higher than those of female elders (t=9.73, p=.002). In hierarchical multiple regression analysis, education levels, smoking and oral health statuses were significant predictors and accounted for 29.8% of the male elders' oral health literacy. For female elders, education levels, health statuses and oral health statuses were significant predictors and accounted for 47.7%.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that interventions for improving oral health literacy are necessary to enhance elders' ability of self-care management. Also, these results could be used in developing oral health literacy programs.

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Assessment of oral health knowledge, literacy, and attitude among schoolteachers towards oral health - A cross-sectional study
    Omir Aldowah, Ali A Assiry, Nizar F Mujallid, Farid N Ashi, Faisal Abduljawad, Minna M. Al-Zahrani, Rawam Ezzaddin, Mohmed Isaqali Karobari
    BMC Oral Health.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • A study on the relationships between periodontal diseases, body mass index and clinical factors for Korean adults
    Kim Byung-Sik, Lee Jong-Hwa
    Journal of Korean Acedemy of Dental Technology.2019; 41(2): 103.     CrossRef
  • Association between Health-related Characteristics of the Middle-aged between Men and Women, and Oral Health-related Characteristics on Depressive Symptoms (PHQ-9)
    Eun-Ju Lee
    The Korean Journal of Health Service Management.2017; 11(4): 179.     CrossRef
  • Relationship between the number of remaining teeth and depression in Korean adults
    Min Jeong Cho, Jae-Kyung Ma
    Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene.2016; 16(1): 19.     CrossRef
  • The Association between Number of Present Teeth and Oral Function in Korean Adults Aged 55~84 Years
    Han-Na Kim, Ki-Rim Kim, Jin-Bom Kim
    Journal of dental hygiene science.2015; 15(3): 340.     CrossRef
  • The Effects of Oral Health on Activity of Daily Living, Depression and Quality of Life in Elderly Women
    Hung Sa Lee, Chunmi Kim, Dohyun Lee
    Korean Journal of Health Promotion.2014; 14(2): 50.     CrossRef

RCPHN : Research in Community and Public Health Nursing