Dental health behavior in elderly based on demographic characteristics

Aulia Feresia Mauline, Taufan Bramantoro, Retno Palupi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • Demographic characteristics
  • Elderly
  • Intentions of dental health behavior
  • Theory of planned behavior


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