Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004563
Title: Testing of the questionnaire on dental care satisfaction in a sample of adult patients visiting dental hospital − A cross-sectional survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Traditional assumption that patients share their doctors’ values is very much questionable today. During the past two decades, many studies evaluated the satisfaction of various patient groups with dental care, trying to assess factors that motivate patients to seek dental treatment. In questionnaire studies, dental care has been evaluated in various dimensions, such as technical competence of the dentist, his/her personality and organization of the surgery, interpersonal aspects of care, accessibility/convenience, treatment-related pain and fear, and general satisfaction. Aim: The aim of the study was to test and develop a questionnaire which covers dental patients’ attendance, satisfaction with dental care, oral health self-evaluation, attitudes, and knowledge about oral health. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire survey was carried out at Saveetha Dental College. All the outpatients reporting for treatment at dental hospitals were included in the study until the sample size is achieved. A total of 100 individuals visiting dental clinics during the study period were asked to fill and return the questionnaires immediately, or soon after the visit. Conclusion: The use of professional terminology in questionnaire survey should be tested before applying to a broad population. The final instrument for measuring dental care satisfaction should be formed on the basis of statistical evaluation of relative importance and comparative load of different questions/statements to be included in the questionnaire.

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    H. Sharanya*, T. Lakshmi

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    Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. H. Sharanya, Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    H. Sharanya*, T. Lakshmi

    Title:Testing of the questionnaire on dental care satisfaction in a sample of adult patients visiting dental hospital − A cross-sectional survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (256-261)
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    Methodology:A cross-sectional survey
    Research Materials:adult patients visiting dental hospital

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Dental care satisfaction Oral health behavior Questionnaire design

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