Obstacles to regular dental care related to extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.

@article{Syrjl1994ObstaclesTR,
  title={Obstacles to regular dental care related to extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.},
  author={Anna-Maija Syrj{\"a}l{\"a} and Matti L E Knuuttila and Leena Syrj{\"a}l{\"a}},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={269-72}
}
The aim of this study was to test factors preventing regular dental care as put forward by persons who are extrinsically or intrinsically motivated in relation to dental care. The series consisted of 390 randomly selected young and middle-aged patients, 207 women and 183 men, visiting two occupational health centers in Oulu, Finland. Logistic regression analysis showed that the probability of being extrinsically motivated was greater among those who mentioned the purposelessness of brushing… CONTINUE READING

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