Knowledge and practices on proper oral hygiene among children ages 10-11.
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
It utilized the correlational research design to know the relationship between the knowledge and practices on proper oral hygiene among 421 children ages 10-11 in Imus City using a self-made instrument. Data was analyzed using mean, percentage, analysis of variance (ANOVA), frequency, Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient, t-test for independent samples and standard deviation. Based on the results, most of the respondents are male, enrolled in school and belong to poverty level. Majority of their parents reached high school or secondary level. Majority of the respondents have good knowledge on proper oral hygiene in terms of perceived seriousness, perceived susceptibility, and perceived benefits. In general, the respondents have good knowledge on proper oral hygiene. Majority of the respondents are practicing proper oral hygiene to a moderate extent. Specifically, the respondents get regular dental check-up, do not eat sweets, gargle using mouthwash, use toothpicks, do not drink soft drinks, and do not eat unhealthy snacks all to a moderate extent. The respondents use dental floss to a low extent. Generally, oral care products are available, external factors influence the respondents’ oral hygiene, and respondents are self-efficient, all to a high extent. However, the respondents have dental floss, mouthwash, and toothpicks only to a moderate extent. The influence of dentist to respondents’ oral hygiene is only to a moderate extent because the respondents rarely visit a dentist. The knowledge of the respondents on proper oral hygiene when grouped according to gender, monthly family income, educational status and involved parent’s educational attainment are the same. The practices of the respondents on proper oral hygiene when grouped according to gender, month family income and educational status are the same. There is no correlation between the knowledge and practices on proper oral hygiene among the respondents.
Dacoco, A. A., Diaz, D. C., Garcia, A. Y., Naringahon, J. A., & Sosa, M. (2014). Knowledge and practices on proper oral hygiene among children ages 10–11. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsrt/79/