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Relationship between parents' oral hygiene information literacyand oral hygiene of public elementary school children in Education of Kerman, District 2 in 2017-2018
Maliheh Moghbeli , Arash Shahravan , Mozhdeh Salajegheh *
,Department of Information and Knowledge Studies, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, IR Iran. , msala@uk.ac.ir
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Introduction: Oral hygiene is an essential part of public health and affects the quality of individuals’ life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between parents’ information literacy on oral hygiene and oral hygiene of public elementary schoolchildren in Education of Kerman, District 2.
Material & Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 423 questionnaires were fully answered. The sampling method was random cluster one. The Versami (2010) questionnaire was used to assess parents’ information literacy on oral hygiene. Data analysis was done by SPSS- 23 at a significant level of P<0.05. The descriptive and analytical statistics including correlation coefficient, Pearson chi-square were applied to analyze the data.
Results: Findings showed that the oral hygiene knowledge of parents (p=0.1), parents’ awareness of oral health-related diseases (p=0.3), parental knowledge of important activities for protecting children’s teeth (p=0.5) and parents’ awareness of dental services (p=0.2) were independent of the oral health status of students. Parents’ ability to understand oral health information was related to students’ oral health status (p=0.008).
Conclusion: The parents’ information literacy on oral hygiene was independent of the oral health of students. It is recommended that parents should engage in preventive programs and educational programs to increase their oral health literacy using the capacity of various media and simple educational materials.
Keywords: Information literacy, Oral hygiene, Oral health, Parents
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Community Oral Health
* Corresponding Author Address: Literature and Humanity Faculty, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, IR Iran.
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Moghbeli M, Shahravan A, Salajegheh M. Relationship between parents' oral hygiene information literacyand oral hygiene of public elementary school children in Education of Kerman, District 2 in 2017-2018. Caspian J Dent Res. 2021; 10 (1) :48-56
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