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Article: Attitudes toward dentists and the dental care system among the middle-aged and the elderly in Hong Kong.

TitleAttitudes toward dentists and the dental care system among the middle-aged and the elderly in Hong Kong.
Authors
Issue Date1994
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COM
Citation
Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 1994, v. 22 n. 5 Pt 2, p. 369-373 How to Cite?
AbstractA sample of 398 35-44-yr-old and 559 65-74-yr-old Hong Kong Chinese were interviewed by trained interviewers using a structured questionnaire in an oral health survey conducted in 1991. The present analysis aimed to describe the dental-care-seeking behaviour and attitudes of these subjects. It was found that 43% of the younger and 23% of the older age group had visited a dentist within the past year. More than half of the elderly and a quarter of the adults had not been to a dentist for 3 yr or more, and the main reason given by these subjects was that they felt that nothing was wrong. The vast majority of the subjects consulted a dentist only when they had toothache or other dental problems. Less than 20% of the 35-44-yr-olds visited a dentist for a check-up or teeth cleaning, and these subjects were described as having a prevention-oriented attitude toward oral care. The result of a logistic regression analysis showed that there was a higher chance for subjects to have this attitude if they had dental programme coverage, perceived their teeth to be good, had better dental health knowledge, had a more positive dental attitude, and were less anxious about dental care. However, the influence of these factors was quite weak, because the overall percentage of correct classification of the model was 83.7% and the sensitivity was only 23.3%.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153894
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dc.contributor.authorLo, ECen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Een_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:22:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:22:09Z-
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 1994, v. 22 n. 5 Pt 2, p. 369-373en_US
dc.identifier.issn0301-5661en_US
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dc.description.abstractA sample of 398 35-44-yr-old and 559 65-74-yr-old Hong Kong Chinese were interviewed by trained interviewers using a structured questionnaire in an oral health survey conducted in 1991. The present analysis aimed to describe the dental-care-seeking behaviour and attitudes of these subjects. It was found that 43% of the younger and 23% of the older age group had visited a dentist within the past year. More than half of the elderly and a quarter of the adults had not been to a dentist for 3 yr or more, and the main reason given by these subjects was that they felt that nothing was wrong. The vast majority of the subjects consulted a dentist only when they had toothache or other dental problems. Less than 20% of the 35-44-yr-olds visited a dentist for a check-up or teeth cleaning, and these subjects were described as having a prevention-oriented attitude toward oral care. The result of a logistic regression analysis showed that there was a higher chance for subjects to have this attitude if they had dental programme coverage, perceived their teeth to be good, had better dental health knowledge, had a more positive dental attitude, and were less anxious about dental care. However, the influence of these factors was quite weak, because the overall percentage of correct classification of the model was 83.7% and the sensitivity was only 23.3%.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COMen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity dentistry and oral epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAttitude - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Care - Utilizationen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Care For Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshDental Health Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshDentistsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance Of Health Care - Ethnologyen_US
dc.titleAttitudes toward dentists and the dental care system among the middle-aged and the elderly in Hong Kong.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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