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Parents’ Knowledge, Attitude, and practice on Oral Health
dr P Gayini
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Parents have an important role in teaching oral health practice to their kids and follow it to insure best behavior of them. Researches show oral health behavior of children is affected by knowledge, attitude and oral health practice of their parents

Material and Methods

In this study a pre-designed, pre-validated questionnaire was usedand sent to all students’ parents.Parents who agreed to take part in the study responded to enclosed multiple-choice questionnaire on issues regarding knowledge, attitude and practice on oral health. Finally, 871 students were participated.

Results

Parents had the awareness level almost 20 out of 33. Results showed that around 90% of them chose expensive dental cares. It was a significant negative correlation between snack consumption and the level of oral health attitude and behavior of the parents based on ANOVA analysis, while the education level had a direct relation.

Conclusion:

Training parents especially those with lower education can have an impressive effects on oral health condition. It is necessary to increase parent`s awareness and attitude and also their oral health behavior at home and workplaces. This needs planning and distributing brochures in order to inform and holding training sessions for parents about oral health.

Oral health, knowledge, attitude, practice, parents

Keywords: Parents have an important role in teaching oral health practice to their kids and follow it to insure best behavior of them. Researches show oral health behavior of children is affected by knowledge, attitude and oral health practice of their parents Mat
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/03/8 | Accepted: 2017/03/8 | Published: 2017/03/8

Parents’ Knowledge, Attitude, and practice on Oral Health


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Gayini P. Parents’ Knowledge, Attitude, and practice on Oral Health. 3. 2016; 11 (1) :12-16
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Volume 11, Number 1 ( Iranian Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 2016) Back to browse issues page
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