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Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 09 September 2019
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC020863

Level of knowledge on dental health care among mothers and its effects on dental health status of their children.

Miguel T Javier,
Jocelyn Villarama-Bondoc

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Many of the dental problems of childhood can be prevented if caretakers recognize and encourage good preventive habits. The objective of this investigation was to determine the level of knowledge among mothers on dental heath care and to determine its effect on the dental health status of their children. The study was conducted in a middle class population in Kaloocan City. Study population consisted of 185 children ages 8-10 years old, and their respective mothers. Dental examination was done by a designated dentist on each child and corresponding scores were given. A questionnaire was designed to ask mothers about her knowledge on basic oral health care. Questionnaires were completed by 185 mothers. Scores obtained by each mother was compared to the grade attained by their children after dental check-up. Data collected were analyzed by getting the measures of central tendency, frequency distribution and one way ANOVA test. The findings showed a direct relation between the mothers level of knowledge and the childs oral health status. Hence, sound knowledge of dental health and disease prevention enhance the chances of children growing up under optimal dental condition. (Author)

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Philippine Journal of Pediatrics
Frequency
Quarterly
Publication Date
April-June 2001
Volume
50
Issue
2
Page(s)
92-94
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