Elderly oral health is related to behavior maintenance and dental health improvement. Determinants factor of individual behavior are difficult to control because behavior is the result of various internal and external factors, therefore it is important to do a mapping of psychological factors that lead to dental health behavior to see dental health behavioral intentions in the elderly. Objective: To analyze attitudes, subjective norms, perceptions of behavioral control of dental health behavioral intentions in the elderly based on demographic characteristics. Method: This study is cross sectional study with observational analysis. Dental health behavior tendency is measured by interview method using the Theory of Planned Behavior model. Results: attitude (p = 0.000), subjective norms (p = 0.011), and perceptions of behavioral control (p = 0.000) significant towards dental health behavioral intention in the elderly . Conclusion: The more positive attitude towards oral hygiene, the stronger subjective norms and the higher the perceptions of behavioral control, the greater the intention of the elderly to perform optimal oral hygiene behavior.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2019|
- Demographic characteristics
- Intentions of dental health behavior
- Theory of planned behavior