The relationship between dental care perception towardoral Health ofpatients with primary hypertension in Padongko Health Center, Barru Regency
Keywords:Knowledge, Relative, Desires, Primary Hypertension, Oral Hygiene (OHI-S).
Background: The problem of unsanitary dental and that is influenced by several individual perception
factors including perception of knowledge, perception of relatives people, and perception of desires. To
find out whether the perception of knowledge, perception of relatives people of desires have a relationship
toward oral hygiene in respondents with primary hypertension.
Material and Method: This research was an analytical observation using cross-sectional study. The
population was the patients with primary hypertension, a purposive sampling technique was applied through
path analysis test.
Results: The results of the research showed the relationship of perception of knowledge toward primary
hypertension, it was obtained p 0.560> ? 0.05, the perception of relatives toward primary hypertension, it
was obtained p 0.394> ? 0,05, and the perception of desire toward primary hypertension, it was obtained p
value 0.762> ? 0.05. Based on the three variables of perception, Ha obtained has a relationship but does not
seem significant. Perception of knowledge toward oral health, it was obtained p 0.368> ? 0.05 so that Ha
obtained has a relationship but does not seem significant. Next, perceptions of relatives toward oral health, it
was obtained p value 0.040 <? 0.05. Last, perception of desires toward oral health, it was obtained p 0.001
<? 0.05, thus Ha obtained has a significant relationship. The relationship of primary hypertension toward
oral health has a significant relationship where the results of p 0.012 <? 0.05.
Conclusion: There is a relationship between perception of dental care toward oral health in patients with
primary hypertension but it did not appear significantly.
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