Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Dental Caries among Mothers of Children (1-15) Years

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  • Bindu
  • Deepak

Keywords:

Dental caries, Mothers of children, Rural, Planned teaching programme.

Abstract

Dental caries continues to be a major problem in many countries, especially in developing countries like India, where it is consistently reflecting increasing trend in last couple of decades. It  is  generally  accepted  that  dental  caries  is caused  by acid  resulting  from  the  action  of  microorganisms,  on  carbohydrate. Pre experimental research design with one group pre-test post-test was used. Convenient sampling technique with a sample of 30 mothers of children age group1 to 15 years women. Data was collected using socio demographic variables with structured knowledge questionnaire. Mothers of children 1 to 5 years was (63. 3%) in number. 90%of mother of children belongs to joint family.40% of mothers of children has completed primary education. Mean post-test knowledge score (71.85%) was higher than mean (51.1%) pre-test knowledge score. After implementation of the PTP 60% mothers have good score. The planned teaching program was found to be effective in increasing the knowledge of mothers regarding prevention and early detection of dental caries.

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Published

2021-05-29

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Bindu, & Deepak. (2021). Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Dental Caries among Mothers of Children (1-15) Years . International Journal of Progressive Research in Science and Engineering , 2(5), 105-109. Retrieved from https://journals.grdpublications.com/index.php/ijprse/article/view/282

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