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Development and evaluation of oral health education program using computer assisted instruction for elementary school children

문원숙 1 Hwang Tae Yoon ORD ID 2 Lee, Kyeong-Soo ORD ID 2

1경운대학교
2영남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : The purpose of the study is to develop and to evaluate the oral health educationprogram using computer assisted instruction(CAI) for the elementary school students. This studywas carried out from November, 2012 to February, 2013. Methods : The subjects were 188 elementary school students of the first, second, and thirdgrades in Buk-gu, Busan. The education was provided as computer assisted instruction andconventional classroom education. Three trained dental hygienists recorded three times of knowledgeof oral health, oral health attitude, oral health behaviors and the plaque control index(O'Learyindex). Results : CAI group showed high score of oral health knowledge of 6.74 points, 8.62 pointsand 8.38 points(p<0.01). In oral health attitude, the scores were 7.40 points, 8.01 points, and7.99 points(p<0.05). In oral health behavior, the scores were 5.47 points, 6.14 points, and 5.61points(p<0.05). The plaque control index was 22.59 points, 19.69 points, and 21.44 points(p<0.01). Conclusions : CAI education program of this study showed the effective education for theelementary school students. So the CAI education program can be useful and disseminated tothe community project.

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