Upplevd arbetssituation hos tandhygienister inom folktandvård och privat tandvård
: en jämförande studie

  • Anna Nilsson
  • Paulina Johansson

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to compare the perceived work situation among dental hygienists in the public dental health service with dental hygienists in private practice. Dental hygienists in southern Sweden who were registered at SRAT (n= 313) were asked to participate in the study. The questionnaire was sent out electronically, which gave a response rate of 48% (n= 151). The response rate in the public dental health sevice was 59% (n= 101) and in private practice 35% (n=50). The survey questions covered work, work atmosphere, work situation, profession, health, influence and collegial support together with background questions about age, gender, employment status and working hours. The result showed a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) between the dental hygienists in the public dental health service and dental hygienists in private practice as regards to what extent the dental hygienists decided over their own scheduled time, experienced tiredness, worry, disorders from the back, neck or shoulders and disorders from other parts of the body. A statistically significant difference (p<0.01) between the dental hygienists in the public dental health service and the dental hygienists in private practice was also shown as regards to what extent the dental hygienists could control their own work pace. The conclusion from the limited material of this study is that the dental hygienists in private practice seemed to have a more positive view of their work situation compared to the dental hygienists in the public dental health service.

    Date of Award2010-Jun-30
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorCecilia Gardsten (Supervisor) & Pia Andersson (Examiner)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Work Sciences (50903)

    Keywords

    • dental hygienist
    • private practice
    • public dental health service
    • work situation

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