Effect of child to child approach on knowledge regarding practices of oral hygiene among school children between 8 to 11 yrs

Sathya, M (2015) Effect of child to child approach on knowledge regarding practices of oral hygiene among school children between 8 to 11 yrs. Masters thesis, Thanthai Roever College of Nursing, Perambalur.

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Abstract

Oral health may be defined as a standard of health of the oral and related tissues which enables an individual to eat, speak and socialize without active disease, discomfort or embarrassment and which contributes to general wellbeing. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of child to child approach on knowledge regarding practices of oral hygiene among school children between 8 to 11 yrs METHODS Study design was pre experimental, one group pre test post test only design. Fifty school students were selected by using Non probability convenient sampling technique. The intervention of child to child approach was once daily for seven day and post test was done after seven days. Interview checklist was used to assess the knowledge regarding practices of oral hygiene. RESULTS Statistical findings revealed that the pretest mean score of knowledge was 5.56 with S.D 1.36 and the post test mean score of knowledge was 12.12 with S.D 1.76. The mean difference was 6.56 and the calculated paired ‘t’ value 24.453 was found to statistically significant at p<0.001 level. CONCLUSION The study highlights child to child approach knowledge regarding practices of oral hygiene was effective.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child to Child Approach; Knowledge; Oral Hygiene; School Children; 8 to 11 Yrs
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 07:05
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 07:05
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/3149

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