The influence of selected demographic and socioeconomic factors on patient’s decision-making about the treatment of missing teet
Current Issues in Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Vol. 26, No. 4, Pages 418-421
Jolanta Szymańska, Agnieszka Koszuta
1 Chair and Department of Paedodontics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
2 Non-Public Healthcare Centre “Dental” in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland
The research aimed at assessment of the influence of selected demographic and socioeconomic factors on patient's decision-making about the treatment of missing teeth using the implants. The survey was conducted among 464 patients of both sexes aged 20- 74 years, treated with dental implants at the Non-Public Healthcare Centre “Dental” in Tomaszów Mazowiecki. The patients answered the questions included in an anonymous questionnaire. The questions concerned age, sex, marital status, place of residence, education, occupational status and material status. Most patients taking the decision about dental treatment using the implants were persons aged 40-60 years. Slightly more often men made decisions on supplementing missing teeth using the implants. The results of the survey indicate that financial resources are an important factor influencing a patient's decision on the selection of implant prosthetic treatment, while other analyzed factors have less impact on this decision.
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dental implants, demographic factors, socio-economic factors