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Conference Paper: Use and selection of oral-care products by Hong Kong housewives

TitleUse and selection of oral-care products by Hong Kong housewives
Authors
KeywordsEpidemiology
Home care
Mouthrinses and Toothbrushes
Issue Date2012
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
The Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asian Division, Hong Kong, China, 3-4 November 2012. In Journal of Dental Research, 2012, v. 91 n. Special Issue C: abstract no. 169437 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: 1) To describe the usage of oral care (hygiene) products among the Hong Kong housewives; and 2) to describe how the housewives select oral hygiene products and their perception of the most important features of good oral hygiene products. Methods: Housewives, aged 21 to 60 years, living in four selected public housing estates in Hong Kong were invited for a face-to-face interview using a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire comprised close- and open-ended questions designed to collect information on the housewives’ socio-econmic background, oral hygiene habits, and selection criteria for oral hygiene products. Results: A total of 340 housewives participated in this study. Most (59%) of them had attended secondary school and only 4% had attained tertiary education level. Nearly all (99.7%) of the housewives brushed their teeth with a toothbrush daily and most (82%) brushed twice a day. However, the majority (88%) of the housewives did not use interdental brush and only 6% of them used dental floss daily. Only 12% of the housewives used mouthrinse at least once a day. Regarding how their criteria for good oral hygiene products, only 5% of the housewives considered both small brush head and soft bristle as the characteristics of a good toothbrush. Cleaning effectiveness, price, and band were the most important factors which affected the housewives’ purchase of oral hygiene products. Conclusions: Most housewives in Hong Kong brush their teeth twice daily but proportionally few of them use interdental cleaning aids regularly. Only a small proportion of the housewives know how to choose oral hygiene products correctly.
DescriptionSession: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182072
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dc.contributor.authorChan, CKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLo, ECMen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, AHHen_US
dc.contributor.authorPang, Hen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T07:20:46Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-17T07:20:46Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Southeast Asian Division, Hong Kong, China, 3-4 November 2012. In Journal of Dental Research, 2012, v. 91 n. Special Issue C: abstract no. 169437en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-0345-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182072-
dc.descriptionSession: Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: 1) To describe the usage of oral care (hygiene) products among the Hong Kong housewives; and 2) to describe how the housewives select oral hygiene products and their perception of the most important features of good oral hygiene products. Methods: Housewives, aged 21 to 60 years, living in four selected public housing estates in Hong Kong were invited for a face-to-face interview using a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire comprised close- and open-ended questions designed to collect information on the housewives’ socio-econmic background, oral hygiene habits, and selection criteria for oral hygiene products. Results: A total of 340 housewives participated in this study. Most (59%) of them had attended secondary school and only 4% had attained tertiary education level. Nearly all (99.7%) of the housewives brushed their teeth with a toothbrush daily and most (82%) brushed twice a day. However, the majority (88%) of the housewives did not use interdental brush and only 6% of them used dental floss daily. Only 12% of the housewives used mouthrinse at least once a day. Regarding how their criteria for good oral hygiene products, only 5% of the housewives considered both small brush head and soft bristle as the characteristics of a good toothbrush. Cleaning effectiveness, price, and band were the most important factors which affected the housewives’ purchase of oral hygiene products. Conclusions: Most housewives in Hong Kong brush their teeth twice daily but proportionally few of them use interdental cleaning aids regularly. Only a small proportion of the housewives know how to choose oral hygiene products correctly.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dental Researchen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Dental Research. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.subjectEpidemiology-
dc.subjectHome care-
dc.subjectMouthrinses and Toothbrushes-
dc.titleUse and selection of oral-care products by Hong Kong housewivesen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLo, ECM: hrdplcm@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, AHH: ahwong@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLo, ECM=rp00015en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros213936en_US
dc.identifier.volume91en_US
dc.identifier.issueSpecial Issue C: abstract no. 169437en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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