search for


The Analysis of Research Trends of Elderly in the Dental Hygiene Discipline
J Dent Hyg Sci 2018;18:201-9
Published online August 31, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Society of Dental Hygiene Science.

Hwa-Soo Goong, Kawoun Seo1,†

Department of Dental Hygiene, Konyang University College of Medical Science, Daejeon 35365,
1College of Nursing, Chungnam National University Graduate School, Daejeon 35015, Korea
Correspondence to: Kawoun Seo
College of Nursing, Chungnam National University Graduate School, 266 Munhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon 35015, Korea
Tel: +82-42-580-8414, Fax: +82-42-580-8309, E-mail: ORCID:
Received April 19, 2018; Revised May 26, 2018; Accepted May 26, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
본 연구는 치위생학 분야에서 노인 관련 연구에 대한 동향을 파악함으로써 연구의 질적 향상과 함께 향후 노인 관련 연구에 대한 방향을 제시하기 위하여 치위생학 분야에서 노인과 관련된 주제로 발표된 학술논문을 검색하고 분석함으로써 다음과 같은 결론을 얻었다. 1999년부터 2017년까지 총 191편의 노인 관련 논문이 치위생학 분야에서 발표되었다. 대부분의 연구가 한국치위생학회지와 치위생과학회지에서 발표되었으며, 횡단연구가 144편으로 가장 많았으며 실험연구는 15편에 그쳤다. 연구대상자는 노인이 152편 으로 가장 많았고 돌봄제공자에 대한 연구는 14편이었다. 연구자수는 2인이 65편으로 가장 많았고, 가장 많이 사용된 분석방법은 기술통계, t 검정, 분산분석, 회귀분석 순이었다. 가장 많이 나온 키워드는 구강과 노인, 건강 등이었으며 구강건강행동과학에 대한 주제가 87편, 임상치위생에 대한 주제가 43편이었다. 타당도를 보고한 연구는 42편, 신뢰도를 보고한 연구는 79편이었으며 연구비 수혜를 받은 연구는 30편으로 나타났다. 본 연구의 조사결과에 의하면 실험연구의 비율이 적은 것으로 나타났으며 타당도와 신뢰도를 보고한 연구논문의 편수가 매우 미비한 것으로 나타났다. 또한 같은 의미의 키워드가 매우 다양한 단어로 기재되어 있는 것으로 나타났다. 따라서 실험연구의 수행을 높이기 위한 노력이 필요하며 타당도와 신뢰도가 검증된 도구의 사용과 측정 후 논문에서 이에 대한 보고가 이루어져야 할 것으로 생각된다.
The aim of this study was to identify bibliographic characteristics and research trends of articles published on the elderly people in dental hygiene. An analysis was done of 191 articles published from 1999 to 2017. Bibliographic characteristics were nine items such as publication journal, research design, research participants, number of researchers, data analysis method, keywords, research topic, and validity and reliability report. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics of statistical program. First, the research on the elderly, which was published in dental hygiene, started to be published in 1999 and on going. Though major publications have been published in Journal of Korean Society of Dental Hygiene and Journal of Dental Hygiene Science, the kinds of journals are becoming diverse. Second, cross-sectional research was the most. Third, the elderly were the most studied subjects, but the criteria varied. Fourth, the number of authors was largest in order of two and three person. Fifth, data analysis method was in order of descriptive statistics, t-test, and ANOVA. Sixth, there were many duplication of keywords about oral, elderly, and health. Seventh, oral health behavior science was the most studied subject. Eighth, validity and reliability were reported at 27.4% and 51.6%, respectively. Ninth, only 15.7% of study was founded research funding. Based on the results of this study, we consider increase experimental research further. Therefore, it is recommeded that validity and reliability should be reported in research paper, and the keywords used in the field of dental hygiene should be agreed upon.
Keywords : Aged, Oral hygiene, Research, Research design

August 2018, 18 (4)
Full Text(PDF) Free

Cited By Articles