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A research on knowledge and behavior for oral health of some middle school students according to the knowledge level of parents

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2009, 9(3), pp.403-414
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

박홍련 1 Kim,Nam-Song 2 이동초 2

1대구과학대학교
2원광대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives : This research aimed at investigating middle school students’knowledge and behavior of oral hygiene according to the knowledge level of parents on this ground, provide basic data for establishing a more effective school and home oral hygiene education program for students. Methods : Students were selected from four secondary schools in J city by convenience sampling, which is non probability sampling; then, the final analysis was performed on 272 self-administered questionnaires. For statistical analysis, SPSS 10.0 for Windows was used to carry out frequency analysis and chi-square test at the 0.05 significance level in determining statistical significance. Results : 1. 50.0% had periodontal disease caused by ‘weak periodontal’, in the case of the father of academic ability was middle school graduated. 2. Showed lowly what is behavior prevention as regularly oral examination for the oral health, in the case of the parents’s academic ability was low(in the case of the mother’s academic ability was middle school graduated, 34.5% received regular oral examination every three months). 3. In the case of, the father and mother of academic ability was middle school graduated showed 50%, 44.8% about the teeth never important in the life. 4. In the case of, the father and mother of academic ability was middle school graduated showed 37.5%, 31.0% about time for the tooth brushing is under 1 minute per one time. Conclusions : It’s very important for middle school student’s oral health that the oral health education and oral hygiene attitude in their home. especially middle school student’s attitude was controlled by parents’knowledge level. This like basic data will be useful in establishing program of school oral health and individual oral hygiene attitude in their home.

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