International Journal of Oral Care and Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 76--78

Assessment of oral health knowledge and effectiveness of health education technique among 12–13-year-old schoolchildren of Bhairahawa, Nepal: An interventional study


Nilesh Arjun Torwane1, Ashwini Dayma2, Sudheer Hongal3 
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, People’s Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, HKDET’s Dental College and Hospital, Humnabad, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nilesh Arjun Torwane
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Pathri Rd, Parbhani, Parbhani 431401, Maharashtra.
India

Aims and Objectives: This study was conducted to assess oral health-related knowledge, attitude, and practices among 12-year-old schoolchildren studying in Nepal. The ultimate goal was to implement an oral health-promotion program in this area. Materials and Methods: A total of 108 children were included in this study. All the participants were requested to complete a 10-question closed-ended questionnaire. The statistical significance of any difference between the pre-intervention and post-intervention of oral health education was determined using the chi-square test. Results: Approximately 65.5% of students said that purpose of tooth brushing was for brighter teeth. Approximately 77.8% did not know the meaning of dental plaque, but after oral health education intervention 67.6% knew that meaning of dental plaque as soft deposits on teethConclusion: On the basis of the findings of this study, the knowledge of the surveyed children with regard to oral health is poor and showed better results post intervention. Hence, there is a need for regular oral health education for the children.


How to cite this article:
Torwane NA, Dayma A, Hongal S. Assessment of oral health knowledge and effectiveness of health education technique among 12–13-year-old schoolchildren of Bhairahawa, Nepal: An interventional study.Int J Oral Care Res 2021;9:76-78


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Torwane NA, Dayma A, Hongal S. Assessment of oral health knowledge and effectiveness of health education technique among 12–13-year-old schoolchildren of Bhairahawa, Nepal: An interventional study. Int J Oral Care Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 19 ];9:76-78
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