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Investigating the relationship among self-reported oral health status, oral health-related behaviors, and self-consciousness in Romanian dental patients.
J Periodontol. 2009 Mar; 80(3):468-75.JP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether self-consciousness, self-reported oral health status, and oral health-related behaviors were associated in a Romanian population.

METHODS

A cross-sectional study design was used. Data were collected between January and March 2008. The sample consisted of 180 Romanian adults (mean age: 35.8 years; 72.6% women; 57% married) who were a random population drawn consecutively from the registry file of a private dental practice in the Iasi area. The questionnaire included information about demographic, psychologic, self-reported oral health, and oral health-related behavior items. The self-consciousness (SC) scale with three subscales (public SC, private SC, and social anxiety) was applied.

RESULTS

Significant differences were found on the public SC scale in relation to denture/removable false teeth and on the total SC scale in relation to periodontal problems. When oral health behaviors were analyzed, private SC was associated with oral health behaviors (flossing, use of mouthrinse, and dental visit frequency). There was no association between toothbrushing frequency and the self-consciousness subscales.

CONCLUSION

The moderating effects of self-consciousness should be considered when evaluating risk-reduction interventions and tailoring intervention efforts to oral health promotion.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Clinical Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway. alexandrina_l_dumitrescu@yahoo.co.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19254131

Citation

Dumitrescu, A L., et al. "Investigating the Relationship Among Self-reported Oral Health Status, Oral Health-related Behaviors, and Self-consciousness in Romanian Dental Patients." Journal of Periodontology, vol. 80, no. 3, 2009, pp. 468-75.
Dumitrescu AL, Kawamura M, Zetu L, et al. Investigating the relationship among self-reported oral health status, oral health-related behaviors, and self-consciousness in Romanian dental patients. J Periodontol. 2009;80(3):468-75.
Dumitrescu, A. L., Kawamura, M., Zetu, L., & Teslaru, S. (2009). Investigating the relationship among self-reported oral health status, oral health-related behaviors, and self-consciousness in Romanian dental patients. Journal of Periodontology, 80(3), 468-75. https://doi.org/10.1902/jop.2009.080412
Dumitrescu AL, et al. Investigating the Relationship Among Self-reported Oral Health Status, Oral Health-related Behaviors, and Self-consciousness in Romanian Dental Patients. J Periodontol. 2009;80(3):468-75. PubMed PMID: 19254131.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Investigating the relationship among self-reported oral health status, oral health-related behaviors, and self-consciousness in Romanian dental patients. AU - Dumitrescu,A L, AU - Kawamura,M, AU - Zetu,L, AU - Teslaru,S, PY - 2009/3/4/entrez PY - 2009/3/4/pubmed PY - 2009/8/6/medline SP - 468 EP - 75 JF - Journal of periodontology JO - J Periodontol VL - 80 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether self-consciousness, self-reported oral health status, and oral health-related behaviors were associated in a Romanian population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used. Data were collected between January and March 2008. The sample consisted of 180 Romanian adults (mean age: 35.8 years; 72.6% women; 57% married) who were a random population drawn consecutively from the registry file of a private dental practice in the Iasi area. The questionnaire included information about demographic, psychologic, self-reported oral health, and oral health-related behavior items. The self-consciousness (SC) scale with three subscales (public SC, private SC, and social anxiety) was applied. RESULTS: Significant differences were found on the public SC scale in relation to denture/removable false teeth and on the total SC scale in relation to periodontal problems. When oral health behaviors were analyzed, private SC was associated with oral health behaviors (flossing, use of mouthrinse, and dental visit frequency). There was no association between toothbrushing frequency and the self-consciousness subscales. CONCLUSION: The moderating effects of self-consciousness should be considered when evaluating risk-reduction interventions and tailoring intervention efforts to oral health promotion. SN - 0022-3492 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19254131/Investigating_the_relationship_among_self_reported_oral_health_status_oral_health_related_behaviors_and_self_consciousness_in_Romanian_dental_patients_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -