Korean Lepr Bull.  2006 Dec;39(2):3-18.

Analysis of Satisfaction with Removal Dental Prosthesis among Hansen`s Patients

  • 1National Sorokdo Hospital, Korea. odc0409@yahoo.co.kr


The purposes of this study were to investigate the satisfaction of use of removable denture elated to general, functional and esthetic factors among dental patients in national sorokdo hospital, and to establish the structure relationships of dental treatment satisfaction. Two hundred fifty hansen`s patients who consented with this survey were selected and examined their oral status. Satisfaction degree was estimated by means of self-developed questionarires, filled out by face-to-face interview. Collected data were analyzed by t-tast The obtained results were as follow : 1. The satisfaction degree of four subscales was highest in esthetic actor (3.17+/-0.36), denture retention factor(3.10+/-0.60), general treatment satisfaction factor(2.94+/-0.56), and masticatory function factor (2.90+/-0.68) in descending order. It was appeared that patients was generally satisfied with all four factor. 2. On the comparison between proportion of denture satisfaction and satisfactio 02n of subscales, as the satisfaction of general treatment, masticatory function and denture retention were increased, the proportion of denture satisfaction of esthetic function and proportion of denture satisfaction. 3. The masticatiory function factor, denture retention factor and genernal satisfaction of treatment factor were directly affected on the denture satisfaction, but esthetic factor was affected indirectly on the denture satisfaction as a result of path analysis


removable prosthodontics; Hansen`s patients; satisfaction
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