Evaluating the Self-Efficacy of Patients with New Prosthetic Dentures in Two Teaching Hospitals in Lagos Nigeria
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Malomo, Bolajoko I.
Adenuga-Taiwo, O. A.
ASUU Journal of Social Sciences
Several studies have suggested that self-esteem and self-efficacy may be included as self-management techniques after an illness. However, none have studied these variables among dental patients with new prosthetic dentures. This study therefore assessed the level of self-esteem and self-efficacy of dental patients and the relationship between these two variables among Nigerian dental population. The study was conducted at the outpatient prosthetic units of the departments of restorative dentistry of two teaching hospitals in Lagos. Consented patients (N=43) were presented with validated self-esteem (4-item) and self-efficacy for denture rehabilitation (12-item) measures. Descriptive and inferential statistical outputs with level of significance set at p<0.05 was adopted.. Respondents expressed low negative self-esteem with mean value of 7.33 (SD=2.4). however, self-efficacy level suggests a high value with (M=40.6; SD=6.13). A significant negative correlation between self-esteem and self-efficacy (r= -.367*, p<0.05) was obtained. A low self-esteem may not translate to a low self-efficacy. Early assessment, and monitoring of these variables in dental clinic patients is advised so as to enable timely intervention through education and therapy.
Teaching hospitals , Dentures , Prosthetics , Self-efficacy , Self-esteem , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Malomo, B. I., Akinboboye, B., & Adenuga-Taiwo, O. A. (2021). Evaluating the Self-Efficacy of Patients with New Prosthetic Dentures in Two Teaching Hospitals in Lagos Nigeria. ASUU Journal of Social Sciences, 8(1), 130-144.