The medical social characteristic of patients of private stomatological clinics

The article deals with results of anonymous questionnaire survey of patient in private dental clinics "LiderDent" (241 respondents of able-bodied age) and "GelioDent" (419 respondents of able-bodied age). The purpose of the study was to investigate peculiarities of medical and social characteristics. The questionnaire included questions concerning social status of respondents, their financial condition, self-assessment of dental health and its maintenance at the proper level for a number of parameters, as well as evaluation of work of private dental organizations. The assessment of dental health of elderly patients established that 58.1% of respondents rated their dental health as good, 27.8% as satisfactory; and 4.1% of respondents estimated their dental health as bad. The analysis included also evaluation of negative health habits of respondents resulting in dental diseases and afflict damage to teeth and oral cavity. It was found that more than half of respondents had higher education. They consider themselves as financially secure, they did not smoke and had good condition of oral cavity. They choose dentists according recommendation of friends and seek dental care only in case of obvious signs of disease. The analysis of possible reasons for seeking dental professional revealed that 75.5% of respondents seek dental care when there are "obvious signs of disease and deterioration of health", 21.2% "when first signs of disease occurred" and 3.3% "only in critical situation". It is concluded that dental professional of private medical centers should be more widely carried out sanitary and educational work with population in order to increase the medical activity of patient, as well as to increase their awareness of ways and means of maintaining the dental health.

Number of issue
4
Language
Russian
Pages
587-591
Status
Published
Volume
28
Year
2020
Organizations
  • 1 Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia"Moscow 117198, Russian Federation
  • 2 N. A. Semashko National Research Institute of Public HealthMoscow 105064, Russian Federation
  • 3 Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education "N. I. Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University" Minzdrav of RussiaMoscow 117997, Russian Federation
Keywords
dental care; dental health; dental institution; health; medical organization; patients; private dental clinic
Date of creation
02.11.2020
Date of change
02.11.2020
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/64573/
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