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Investigating the relationship between self-reported oral health status, oral health-related behaviors, type A behavior pattern, perceived stress and emotional intelligence.
Rom J Intern Med. 2007; 45(1):67-76.RJ

Abstract

AIM

Our aim was to determine students' self-rated oral health and oral-health-related behaviors in relation to type A behavior pattern (TABP), self-perceived stress (PSS) and emotional intelligence (EI).

MATERIAL AND METHODS

The present study sample consisted of 344 first to sixth year dental students. The questionnaire included information about socio-demographic factors, behavioral variables, self-reported oral health status, TABP, PSS and EI.

RESULTS

Significant differences were found on EI and PSS Scale according to several variables: gender, year of study, anxiety in the every day life, perceived dental health, self-reported gingival condition, self-reported gum bleeding and reason for the dental visit (P<0.05). Oral health behaviors such as flossing and mouthrinse frequency and last dental visit were not influenced by TABP, EI or PSS-10 scales. However, the results showed that mean levels of TABP in individuals with a toothbrushing frequency more than twice a day were higher than, but not statistically different from, those of individuals brushing less than once a day. The scales are inter-correlated, as was replicated there: TABP with EI, EI with PSS, anxiety with PSS (P<0.01).

CONCLUSIONS

The result suggested that emotional intelligence might be a psychosocial risk marker that influences self-reported oral health status and behaviour.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania. alexandrina_l_dumitrescu@yahoo.co.uk

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17966445

Citation

Dumitrescu, Alexandrina L.. "Investigating the Relationship Between Self-reported Oral Health Status, Oral Health-related Behaviors, Type a Behavior Pattern, Perceived Stress and Emotional Intelligence." Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine = Revue Roumaine De Medecine Interne, vol. 45, no. 1, 2007, pp. 67-76.
Dumitrescu AL. Investigating the relationship between self-reported oral health status, oral health-related behaviors, type A behavior pattern, perceived stress and emotional intelligence. Rom J Intern Med. 2007;45(1):67-76.
Dumitrescu, A. L. (2007). Investigating the relationship between self-reported oral health status, oral health-related behaviors, type A behavior pattern, perceived stress and emotional intelligence. Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine = Revue Roumaine De Medecine Interne, 45(1), 67-76.
Dumitrescu AL. Investigating the Relationship Between Self-reported Oral Health Status, Oral Health-related Behaviors, Type a Behavior Pattern, Perceived Stress and Emotional Intelligence. Rom J Intern Med. 2007;45(1):67-76. PubMed PMID: 17966445.
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