義歯または義歯の装着に関する患者の心理的因子 : 構成因子の抽出および義歯の受容との関連性  [in Japanese] Assessment of Patients' Psychological Factors Related to Dentures or Denture Wearing : A Study of Factor Extraction and Its Relation to Denture Acceptance  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 山本 公洙 YAMAMOTO Koushu
    • 愛知学院大学歯学部歯科補綴学第二講座 The Second Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Aichi-Gakuin University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find factors related to patients' evaluative attitudes toward dentures or denture wearing, to investigate construct validity and relation to denture acceptance. The subjects were 263 patients, who visited The School of Dentistry of Aichi-Gakuin University. They were given a questionnaire concerning their opinions and feelings about dentures or denture wearing, and a few items asking the patients' satisfaction with their dentures. Their psychological tendencies were evaluated by Yatabe-Guilford Personality Inventory and Cornell Medical Index.<BR>To find factors of the patients' evaluative attitudes, the principal factor solution with varimax rotation was applied.<BR>The results were as follows:<BR>1. Three factors found by factor analysis were as follows: F-1 (usefulness), F-2 (comfort), and F-3 (anxiety).<BR>2. There appeared to be a relationship between patients' evaluative attitudes and their sex, denture experience, and age. These results indicated construct validity of their attitude items.<BR>3. A low relationship was found between the patients' personality and the second factor, namely, comfort.<BR>4. Significant correlation was found between the patients' satisfaction with their dentures and each of the found factors. The correlation coefficients were as follows: usefulness (0.37), comfort (-0.38), and anxiety (-0.20).<BR>5. It can be concluded that the patients' evaluative attitudes were quantitatively measured and important to denture acceptance.

Journal

  • Nihon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai Zasshi

    Nihon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai Zasshi 41(2), 237-246, 1997-04-01

    Japan Prosthodontic Society

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Cited by:  2

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008165798
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00197911
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    03895386
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  J-STAGE 
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