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Table 3

Precedent Tasks for the Inclusion of Dental Hygienists in the Category of Medical Personnel

 Variable Dental hygienist Dentist p-value
Area of occupation
 Job ability 4.38±0.64 4.17±0.83 0.006
 Professional consciousness 4.50±0.61 4.23±0.77 <0.001
 Ethics 4.45±0.63 4.30±0.74 0.048
 Professional development 4.41±0.70 3.95±0.88 <0.001
Area of society
 Sympathy of dental hygienist 4.25±0.68 3.77±0.91 <0.001
 Collaboration among concerned organizations 4.31±0.67 3.90±0.93 <0.001
 Public sympathy 4.45±0.72 3.77±1.02 <0.001
 Persuasion of the central government 4.49±0.67 3.88±0.02 <0.001
Area of institution
 Quality management of dental hygienist education 4.39±0.63 4.15±0.91 0.007
 Unification of school systems 3.56±0.10 3.44±0.28 0.340
 Improvement of national license exam 4.19±0.80 3.88±0.91 0.001
 Strengthen license management 4.00±0.91 4.02±0.93 0.843

p-value obtained from t-test.

J Dent Hyg Sci 2018;18:340-8 https://doi.org/10.17135/jdhs.2018.18.6.340
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