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Oral Health Behavior and Related Factors for Senior High School Students in Taipei City
senior high school students
oral health knowledge
oral health attitudes
oral health behavior
The purpose of this study was to realize and investigate the oral health behavior and related factors about Senior high students of one school in Taipei. The study was performed via stratified cluster sampling and structured questionnairs. The valid respondents are 441 (98％). The main findings were as follows： 1.The oral health knowledge of the subjects generally showed good degree, and the oral health knowledge of grade two, and lower family socioeconomic status had higher oral hygiene knowledge. 2.The oral health attitudes of the subjects showed good positivity, and the experience of visiting dentist may make the teeth cleaning attidue more positive. 3. The oral health behavior of the subjects showed good positive behavior. When family members, instructors, classmates or friends reminds brushing, the adolescent oral health behaviors become better. If their tutors have habit of brushing and remind the students, the behavior will become better. Those who visit dentists not only have better behavior but also improve the brushing habits. 4. In the study of oral health behavior prediction, the socio-demographic variables, oral hygiene knowledge and oral health attitude have significant predictive power.Among them “first grade”,”visiting the dentist within 6 months”,”alerthess after visiting dentist”,and “more positive oral hygiene attitude”were most influential and made subjects performing better oral hygiene behavior.The total explanatory power was 23.7%.
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