Korean J Women Health Nurs Search

CLOSE


Korean J Women Health Nurs > Volume 22(4); 2016 > Article
Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2016;22(4):202-209.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2016.22.4.202    Published online December 27, 2016.
A Study of Oral Health Knowledge for Pregnant Women
Kwong Ok Kim, Sun Ok Lee, Seong Ae Kang, Ga Young Kim, Kyung Hee Kim, Sun Hee Oh, Sun Ae Jaung, Hyo Seon Seok, Mi Jeong Kim, Jeong Hui Son
1Department of Nursing, Donju University, Busan, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Silla University, Busan, Korea. solee@silla.ac.kr
3Department of Nursing, Granduate School of Silla University, Busan, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
This paper examined the relationship between knowledge differences of maternal oral health and of relevant demographic variables.
METHODS
Participants included 239 pregnant women who were recruited from Women's Hospital located in B city who agreed to participate in this study. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation analysis using the SPSS 21.0 program.
RESULTS
Maternal knowledge of oral health was moderate level (10.22±2.36). Scores of maternal knowledge of oral health were different according to age, education, occupation, parity, and dental care experience in pregnancy. Level of oral healthcare knowledge was weakly related to age and education.
CONCLUSION
Consequently, it is necessary to encourage pregnant women to take part in oral health education program during antenatal care.
Key Words: Oral health; Knowledge; Pregnant women


ABOUT
BROWSE ARTICLES
CURRENT ISSUE
FOR AUTHORS AND REVIEWERS
Editorial Office
College of Nursing, Yonsei University, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2228-3276    Fax: +82-2-2227-8303    E-mail: kjwhn@kjwhn.org                

Copyright © 2022 by Korean Society of Women Health Nursing.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next