Parents’ knowledge of malocclusion, which can be obtained from mass media, can affect their decision to seek orthodontic treatment for their children. However, the relationship between mass media usage and knowledge of malocclusion is unknown. Health volunteers play the role of parents in this study. To analyze the relationship between mass media and knowledge of malocclusion in Integrated Health Posts’ health volunteers in Johar Baru, Central Jakarta. The design of this study was cross-sectional, the subjects were 67 Integrated Health Posts’ health volunteers of Johar Baru, Central Jakarta, and data were obtained through questionnaires. The relationship between variables was analyzed using a chi-square test. The majority of mass media usage level was moderately low (67.2%) and the majority of malocclusion knowledge level was high (74.6%); there was no substantial relationship between mass media and knowledge of malocclusion (p = 0.123). There was no significant relationship between the use of mass media and level of malocclusion knowledge in Integrated Health Posts’ health volunteers of Johar Baru, Central Jakarta.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- health volunteer
- knowledge of malocclusion
- Mass media