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Evaluation of Health Behavior about Denture Hygiene in Complete Denture Wearers Referring to the Department of Prosthodontics, Yazd Dental School in 2014
MH Lotfikamran, SM Kamaladdini , M Kamaladdini
Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
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Background& objectives: Considering the importance of oral health in complete denture-wearers, the present study aimed to evaluate denture hygiene in complete denture wearers referred to department of prosthodontics, Yazd Dental School in 2014.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, health behaviors of 140 complete denture-wearing patients who referred to the department of prosthodontics, Shahid Sadoughi dental school were evaluated using a questionnaire containing 11 questions related to dentures hygiene. To each question with correct answer, 2 points were assigned and total correct answers were considered as individuals performance score. Data were analyzed by T-test at significance level of 5% using SPSS ver.16.

Results: 64 (45.7%) men and 76 (54.3%) women with a mean age of 22.52±3.44 were evaluated in present study. Average health behavior score was 12.70±2.81 (6 to 18). There was no statistical relationship between score of health behavior and age (p=0.326), gender (p=0.914) and duration of complete denture wearing (p=0.645).

Conclusion: Based on our findings patients’ dental health behavior was "average". Therefore, to enhance the patient's health habits and behaviors, it is necessary students to teach healthy behavior to the patients.

Keywords: Hygiene Habits, Complete Denture, Denture-Wearing Patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/12/11 | Accepted: 2016/12/11 | Published: 2016/12/11
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Lotfikamran M, Kamaladdini S, Kamaladdini M. Evaluation of Health Behavior about Denture Hygiene in Complete Denture Wearers Referring to the Department of Prosthodontics, Yazd Dental School in 2014. j.health. 2017; 7 (5) :621-628
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