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A study on preschooler mother’s responsibility based on experiences of oral health education

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2012, 12(3), pp.585-595
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

조갑숙 1 Byeng Chul Yu 1 Cho MinJeong 2

1고신대학교
2동의대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The study enquires into OHB and its importance of preschooler mothers, based on perceived experiences of OHE. It also investigates mothers’ sense of responsibility for children’s oral health. The purpose is to enhance the effectiveness of OHE and its orientation. Methods : From April 20th to June 15th, 2011, 14 nurseries or preschools were randomly selected from childcare facilities of one gu(borough) in Busan. The objects of study are mothers of four to seven-yearold children. The collected survey data were analyzed using SPSS 12.0 for Windows. Results : 1. There is a statistically significant difference(p<0.01) in relations between the mothers’ working status and perceived experiences on OHE. 2. On the survey about OHB practices, there are significant differences(p<0.001) in toothbrushing before breakfast, after meals, in three minutes and after refreshments Significant differences(p<0.01) are also shown in toothbrushing after eating fruits. 3. On the survey about the importance of OHB, there are statistical significances(p<0.001) in toothbrushing manner –rather than the number of it –toothbrushing in three minutes after meals and following the correct way of toothbrushing. There are also significant differences(p<0.05) in brushing teeth for more than three minutes. 4. There are significant differences(p<0.001) in mothers’ periodic dental examination, children’s periodic dental examination and training experience on children’s toothbrushing. 5. On the survey about the sense of responsibility for children’s OHE based on experiences of OHE, there is a significant difference(p <0.05) in that many replied OHEis “much-needed” regardless of their experiences on it. Conclusions : The results show that of infants’ mothers, those with experience on OHE, have an accurate knowledge about toothbrushing, due to the effectiveness of the education. Both groups, however, replied that children’s OHE is much needed, suggesting problems about the accessibility of the OHE.

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