The Effect Of Educational Status, Caries Status, And Attitude Toward Motivation To Treat Carious Tooth
Motivation denotes a basic urge that encourages someone to have better behavior in fulfilling daily needs. A motivation to preserve carious permanent teeth can be measured by Performed Treatment Index (PTI). This research aiming to analyze the effect of educational status, caries status, and attitude toward motivation in treating the carious teeth of the patient in Kupang Kota health center. This cross-sectional observational study involving 63 patients as respondents. Educational status, attitude, and motivation were measured by means of a Likert scale, while caries status and motivation were observed through dental medical records. Data analysis is showing that educational status (p=0.124) and caries status (p=0.557) have no significant correlation to motivation. While multiple regression showing that attitude (p=0.000) is significantly correlated to motivation. Attitude contribute as much as 26.6% (R2=0.266) toward motivation in treating permanent carious tooth of patients in Kupang Kota Health Center. It is showed that a better attitude toward dental pain leads to higher motivation in treating carious permanent teeth. Educational status and caries status have no significant influence on motivation in treating carious permanent teeth.