A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HEALTH EDUCATION ON ORAL HYGIENE AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN BETWEEN 8- 12 YEARS OF AGE AT SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF WAGHODIA TALUKA

Mrs. Sujitha Sureshbabu, Khafi Ashif, Shreya kharadi, Dhruvi Goswami, Tirtha Jariwala

Abstract


AIMS: The aim of the study is to assess the level of knowledge regarding oral hygiene among school age children in
selected school of Waghodia.
MATERIALS AND METHOD: Evaluative approach and pre experimental one group pre-test and post-test research design & System theory
model was used as conceptual framework for the study.
RESULTS: Majority of the respondents(76%) had inadequate knowledge, moderate knowledge(18%) & adequate(6%) score & in post- test
majority of the respondents 70% had adequate knowledge & moderate knowledge(30%) score regarding selected aspects of oral hygiene. The
pre- test mean(10.71) increased to post-test mean(22.55) after health education session. The t value 57.808 & p-value=0.000 < 0.01 shows that
the health education was effective. The χ2 for education standard(7.36) &age(10.82) were significantly associated with post- test knowledge
score.
CONCLUSION: The school age children were lacking knowledge regarding oral hygiene.


Keywords


School Children, Oral Hygiene, Socio Demographic Data.

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