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Jafari A, Zangooei M, Aslani S, Shamshiri A, Hesari H. The Role of Trained Mothers in Varnish Fluoride Therapy Program. ijpd. 2013; 9 (1) :59-66
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Background and Aim: Considering the high rate of the dental caries in Iran, prevention, especially in children is necessary. One of the preventive methods is varnish fluoride therapy (VFT). Along with the limited access to dentists and highly priced dental services, providing simple preventive services by volunteer mothers seems to be a suitable solution. The aim of this study was to evaluate the success rate of training varnish fluoride therapy to volunteer mothers comparing two different educational methods were used. Materials and Methods: This was an interventional educational study. The target population was educated volunteer mothers having a child at school age. Fifteen mothers were trained in two different methods. The first group was trained by multimedia and the second by multimedia plus a discussion session. Then every mother did VFT on her child. The practice of mothers of each group was evaluated. Finally, the average score of each group was compared to evaluate of two educational methods. Results: The average practice score in the first group was 74, and in the second group was 97. (Pvalue<0.001) Conclusion: The result of this study showed that the second educational method (multimedia and discussion session) was more effective than the first educational method (multimedia).
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Type of Article: Research Article | Subject: General
Received: 2014/10/29 | Accepted: 2014/10/29 | Published: 2014/10/29

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