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Self-control and self-confidence: their relationship to self-rated oral health status and behaviours.
Oral Health Prev Dent. 2009; 7(2):155-62.OH

Abstract

PURPOSE

The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between self-control and self-confidence, and students' self-rated oral health and oral-health-related behaviours.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The present study sample consisted of 178 first-year medical students. The questionnaire that was used in this study included information about sociodemographic factors, behavioural factors, self-reported oral health status, self-control and self-confidence.

RESULTS

The results showed that mean levels of self-confidence in individuals with current extracted teeth and with poor/very poor perceived gingival condition were statistically significant and lower than those with no current extracted teeth and with self-rated excellent gingival health (P < 0.05). Also participants with self-reported gingival bleeding showed lower values of self-control compared with those with healthy non-bleeding gingiva (P < 0.05). When oral health behaviour was evaluated, it was shown that students with higher scores of self-control were more likely to use everyday mouthrinses (P < 0.05). The multiple linear regression analyses showed, for self-rated oral and gingival health status as dependent variable, a strong association with students' self-confidence level (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSIONS

The results support the view that self-confidence is related with oral health status, and individuals with impaired oral and gingival health have a low self-confidence level.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila', Bucharest, Romania. alexandrina_l_dumitrescu@yahoo.co.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19583041

Citation

Dumitrescu, Alexandrina L., et al. "Self-control and Self-confidence: Their Relationship to Self-rated Oral Health Status and Behaviours." Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry, vol. 7, no. 2, 2009, pp. 155-62.
Dumitrescu AL, Dogaru BC, Dogaru CD. Self-control and self-confidence: their relationship to self-rated oral health status and behaviours. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2009;7(2):155-62.
Dumitrescu, A. L., Dogaru, B. C., & Dogaru, C. D. (2009). Self-control and self-confidence: their relationship to self-rated oral health status and behaviours. Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry, 7(2), 155-62.
Dumitrescu AL, Dogaru BC, Dogaru CD. Self-control and Self-confidence: Their Relationship to Self-rated Oral Health Status and Behaviours. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2009;7(2):155-62. PubMed PMID: 19583041.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Self-control and self-confidence: their relationship to self-rated oral health status and behaviours. AU - Dumitrescu,Alexandrina L, AU - Dogaru,Beatrice C, AU - Dogaru,Cristian D, PY - 2009/7/9/entrez PY - 2009/7/9/pubmed PY - 2009/10/9/medline SP - 155 EP - 62 JF - Oral health & preventive dentistry JO - Oral Health Prev Dent VL - 7 IS - 2 N2 - PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between self-control and self-confidence, and students' self-rated oral health and oral-health-related behaviours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study sample consisted of 178 first-year medical students. The questionnaire that was used in this study included information about sociodemographic factors, behavioural factors, self-reported oral health status, self-control and self-confidence. RESULTS: The results showed that mean levels of self-confidence in individuals with current extracted teeth and with poor/very poor perceived gingival condition were statistically significant and lower than those with no current extracted teeth and with self-rated excellent gingival health (P < 0.05). Also participants with self-reported gingival bleeding showed lower values of self-control compared with those with healthy non-bleeding gingiva (P < 0.05). When oral health behaviour was evaluated, it was shown that students with higher scores of self-control were more likely to use everyday mouthrinses (P < 0.05). The multiple linear regression analyses showed, for self-rated oral and gingival health status as dependent variable, a strong association with students' self-confidence level (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The results support the view that self-confidence is related with oral health status, and individuals with impaired oral and gingival health have a low self-confidence level. SN - 1602-1622 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19583041/Self_control_and_self_confidence:_their_relationship_to_self_rated_oral_health_status_and_behaviours_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -