Factors that Affect the Relationship between Carers and the Disabled with Dental CareJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2021-03-05
Authors : Ioannis Novakos;
Page : 499-503
Keywords : Special context; people with disabilities; oral cavity condition;
Objectives: The behaviour of people with disabilities and their caregivers towards the proposed dental care. Material and Method: The sample of the research consisted of 200 caregivers and the disabled who were asked through a questionnaire. The independent variables were the gender, age, educational level of the caregivers, the dental image of the disabled, their daily dental care, the level of their oral condition and their behavioural profile during their visit to dentist. Dependent variables were the factors that act as a deterrent for people with disabilities to the origin of dental fear and anxiety about dental visits and treatment, as well as the underlying reasons why carers do not allow their children to go to the dentist. Results: According to the answers given, the frequency of visits to the oral health specialist for the prevention of the child's oral health stated that it is non-existent or very low for 39.6% and quite or very high for 56.4%. Regarding the daily dental care of the child in charge of the respondents, he never or almost never stated that he brushes his teeth 45.2%, quite often 46.7%, very often 7.1%, while a very high frequency of brushing; he said only 1% of cases. Conclusions: The indicators of the educational level and, especially of the socio-economic level of the caregivers of the disabled, determine the frequency of their visit to the dentist.
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