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The Evaluation Of The Effects Of Different Patient Information Strategy On Self-Performed Oral Hygiene In A Group Of Turkish Population


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different patient information strategy on selfperformed oral hygiene in a short and intermediate time period in a group of Turkish population. The study population consisted of 105 patient at the same socio-economical level and divided into three groups: Group I, who were not attended any program, group II, who attended only one explanatory session about oral hygiene, and group III, who attended a comprehensive education and motivation session. In order to evaluate the methodology applied, the Quigley-Hein’s plaque index (PI, according to Quigley-Hein, 1962) and gingival bleeding index (GI, according to Loe and Silness, 1963) were calculated. All these patients’ teeth were scaled at the start of the study. These parameters were determined at the initial and after 1st week, 1st and 3rd and 6th months. The results demonstrated a significant improvement in the PI and GI scores following the use of motivation and education program in the 1st week and 1st month (p<0.01). The level of oral hygiene and gingival health achieved at the fist month was not observed in all 3 groups in the 3rd and 6th months. We found that the comprehensive session used here has also been effective in improving the oral hygiene and reducing the gingival inflammation in the 6th month (p<0.01). In conclusion, the data presented in this paper indicated that the education and motivation program with visual and demonstrated may be suitable alternative program improving the oral hygiene and reducing the gingival inflammation.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : International Journal of Human Sciences
  • Yıl : 2004
  • Cilt : 1
  • ISSN : 2458-9489
  • Sayı : 2
  • eISSN : 1303-5134
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 0-0
  • IO Kayıt No : 41962
  • Yayıncı : J-Human Sciences