The relationship of oral health and behavioral change in elementry students

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Abstract

The maintenance of dental health for schoolchildren is generally associated with various parties most involved with students' oral health problems, namely, parents and teachers, especially those involved in the School Oral Health Program (SOHP) and dental health education. To identify the relationship between the SOHP and the behavior in students in first- and second-grade. This research involves a quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test design using data for 170 first- and second-grade students at an elementary school in a suburban of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. The data, gathered during SOHP program intervention at the school, were processed statistically using SPSS. Using the Wilcoxon test, a significant relationship (p = 0.001) was identified through a comparative analysis of plaque, behavior, knowledge, attitude and action scores from before and after intervention. Using Spearman's rho test, the results of the correlation analysis between plaque and behavior scores before intervention showed no significant correlation (p = 0.114), while the results of the correlation analysis between plaque and behavior scores after intervention was p = 0.001, which shows a significant correlation with a correlation coefficient of -0.311. There is a correlation between participation in the SOHP and changes in dental health behavior among the study subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1032-1036
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Behavioral change
  • Dental caries
  • Oral health

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