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Keywords : Audiovisual aid, Child oral health care, Parental attitude
Citation Information : Efficacy of Audiovisual Aid in Assessing Parental Attitude toward their Child's Oral Health. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2020; 13 (5):437-441.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 27-01-2021
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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of audiovisual (AV) aid in assessing the parental attitude for their child\'s oral health. Materials and methods: A study (cross-sectional) was conducted in 50 parents of the children between age group of 0 and 14 years. A PowerPoint presentation was given to parents in two batches, and its effectiveness was assessed by comparing results of questionnaire before and after presentation. Data were collected through a questionnaire. Statistical analysis: All data were compiled using MS Office Excel Sheet, and analysis was performed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences software for descriptive analysis, and the level of statistical significance used in this study was chosen at p value < 0.005. Results: The results proved that selected sample had lack of knowledge regarding primary teeth and its importance, oral health care of the child from birth, ideal time of first dental visit, and preventive treatments before awareness program. But there was significant difference in attitude of parents regarding their child\'s oral health care after presentation. Conclusion: Within the limitation of the study, the high prevalence dental caries in children showed that change of parental behavior and attitude is much more important rather than focusing on increasing knowledge only. Hence, AV aids can be effective tools for increasing awareness.
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