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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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Abstract

CARVALHO, Ricardo Wathson Feitosa de et al. Psychosocial aspects of teenager in Aracaju, Sergipe State, related to oral health perception. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp. 1621-1628. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700098.

The objective of this article is to investigate the autoperception of teenagers, age range of 12 to 19 years old in Aracaju, Sergipe State, about their health and relate it with psychosocial aspects. The present work is a quali-quantitative study of transversal cut, carried through with 247 adolescents registered institutions of education, private or public, of the urban zone of the city of Aracaju. Most of the adolescents (85%) consider themselves healthful, while 9% have shame of the oral conditions. Seventy-one percent of the students referred to pain, however it wasn't the main cause to search dentistry services. The subjective pointers of this research may be used to guide programs directed toward education in health.

Keywords : Psychosocial aspect; Oral health; Teenager psychology.

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