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Dental Health Handbook as Parents Monitoring in the Formation of Independence for Brushing Teeth in Early Childhood


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1 Lecturer, Departement of Dental Health, Ministry of Health Polytechnic Jakarta I, South Jakarta, India
     

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Oral health problems that many have encountered are dental caries and periodontal disease where the prevalence of dental caries of children aged 5-6 years by 93% with def-t index of 8.43. Such conditions do not meet the WHO target and FDI is 50% of children aged 5-6 years free of dental caries, it is because children are not capable of independent activity in brushing teeth. Proper behavior change strategies can be done by providing dental health education by parents. Dental health handbook could be a learning brushing teeth in efforts to establish the independence of brushing their teeth in early childhood. This study aims to effectiveness of dental health handbook as monitoring the parents in the formation of independence of brushing teeth in early childhood. Method: This study uses quasy experiment with pretest and posttest design with one group, by providing dental health guide books and training to parents. This research was conducted in PAUD Fatahillah Pangkalan Jati Depok. The independent variables: dental health guide books, variable between: knowledge and attitudes of parents and the dependent variable: the skills brushing teeth free of plaque and score early childhood. Data were tested using a paired sample test and wilcoxon. Result: The provision of dental health handbook effectively improve the knowledge and attitudes of parents (p<0.001) and effectively to the improvement of skills brushing teeth and a decrease in plaque score (p<0.001). Conclusion: Effective dental health handbook as monitoring the parents in the formation of independence of brushing teeth in early childhood.

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Dental Health Handbook, Independence Brushing Teeth, Early Childhood.
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Ngatemi
Lecturer, Departement of Dental Health, Ministry of Health Polytechnic Jakarta I, South Jakarta, India
Tedi Purnama
Lecturer, Departement of Dental Health, Ministry of Health Polytechnic Jakarta I, South Jakarta, India

Abstract


Oral health problems that many have encountered are dental caries and periodontal disease where the prevalence of dental caries of children aged 5-6 years by 93% with def-t index of 8.43. Such conditions do not meet the WHO target and FDI is 50% of children aged 5-6 years free of dental caries, it is because children are not capable of independent activity in brushing teeth. Proper behavior change strategies can be done by providing dental health education by parents. Dental health handbook could be a learning brushing teeth in efforts to establish the independence of brushing their teeth in early childhood. This study aims to effectiveness of dental health handbook as monitoring the parents in the formation of independence of brushing teeth in early childhood. Method: This study uses quasy experiment with pretest and posttest design with one group, by providing dental health guide books and training to parents. This research was conducted in PAUD Fatahillah Pangkalan Jati Depok. The independent variables: dental health guide books, variable between: knowledge and attitudes of parents and the dependent variable: the skills brushing teeth free of plaque and score early childhood. Data were tested using a paired sample test and wilcoxon. Result: The provision of dental health handbook effectively improve the knowledge and attitudes of parents (p<0.001) and effectively to the improvement of skills brushing teeth and a decrease in plaque score (p<0.001). Conclusion: Effective dental health handbook as monitoring the parents in the formation of independence of brushing teeth in early childhood.

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Dental Health Handbook, Independence Brushing Teeth, Early Childhood.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F193920