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Vet personer som besöker en folktandvårdsklinik vad en tandhygienist gör?: – en kvantitativ studie
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Do people who visit a public dental clinic know what a dental hygienist does? : - a quantitative study (English)
Abstract [sv]

Tandhygienistyrket är ett relativt nytt yrke. I Sverige har yrket funnits i cirka 40 år och har under denna tid genomgått stora förändringar. Tandhygienister behandlade från början enbart patienter som remitterades av tandläkare. Dessa faktorer kan ha bidragit till att personer som besöker tandvården idag inte alltid känner till vad en tandhygienist gör.

Syftet med studien var att undersöka om personer som besöker en folktandvårdsklinik vet vad en tandhygienist gör.

En studie med empirisk och kvantitativ design genomfördes med användning av enkäter, bestående av 22 frågor med fasta svarsalternativ. Sammanlagt besvarades 150 väntrumsenkäter av personer som besökte tre folktandvårdskliniker i Landstinget Blekinge. Urvalet var konsekutivt, författarna till studien tillfrågade personligen personer, 16 år och uppåt, i den ordning de anlände till väntrummen om de ville delta i studien.

Merparten av respondenterna kände till att en tandhygienist självständigt genomför undersökningar, informerar samt arbetar förebyggande. Respondenterna var tveksamt inställda till om tandhygienister fick ställa diagnos på och behandla tandlossningssjukdom.

Slutsatsen av studien är att en majoritet av de människor som besöker en Folktandvårdsklinik inte till fullo vet vad en tandhygienist gör.

Abstract [en]

Dental hygienist is a relatively new profession and the profession has existed in Sweden for about 40 years. During this time it has gone through major changes. In the beginning, dental hygienists only treated people who were referred by a dentist. These factors may have resulted in that visitors to public dental clinics not always knowing what a dental hygienist does.

The aim of this study was to investigate if people who visited public dental clinics know what a dental hygienist does.

An empirical study was carried out using a questionnaire containing 22 multiple-choice questions. In total 150 questionnaires were answered by visitors to three public dental clinics within Blekinge county. The sample method used was consecutive. The authors asked people 16 years and older, in the order in which they arrived at the clinic, if they would participate in the study.

The majority of the participants were aware that dental hygienists carry out examinations independently, inform and work preventively. The participants were unclear that dental hygienists could diagnose and treat periodontal disease.

The conclusion of the study is that visitors to public dental clinics do not know entirely what a dental hygienist does.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 24 p.
Keyword [en]
dental hygienist, knowledge, public, public dental clinics
Keyword [sv]
allmänheten, folktandvården, kunskap, tandhygienist
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Dentistry Dentistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-7316OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-7316DiVA: diva2:357333
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Available from: 2010-10-29 Created: 2010-10-17 Last updated: 2010-10-29Bibliographically approved

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