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An index developed for the determination of oral hygiene motivation success

By Taner Arabaci and Turgut Demir

Abstract

Introduction: The purpose of this article is to develop a new index system to identify the individual oral hygiene score (OHS) and the level of the motivation success by using some scales, which are an indicator of the individual oral hygiene status. In this way, the level of personal oral hygiene would be determined and a standard motivation success scale would be presented by comparing the oral hygiene levels measured before and after the motivation application. The Hypothesis: In this hypothesis, an index was primarily formed in order to obtain an individual OHS with the total values of plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), and calculus index (CI) scores. Motivation success levels of the individuals were calculated and classified by using the rate of change of OHS between the sessions. Evaluation of the Hypothesis: This index system would form a basis for future strategies in preventive dentistry. Standard and common scores in one individual or a wide population will be attained easily and effectively

Topics: Index system, motivation, motivation success level, oral hygiene, Dentistry, RK1-715
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.4103/2155-8213.110183
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:e49768cdec36490ab01314acd2a728df
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