Impact of an Oral Educational Program on Secondary School Female Student's Knowledge and Practices Regarding Dental Caries in Erbil City

Authors

  • Hana Sadi Hawler Medical University
  • Kareema Hussien Hawler Medical University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36321/kjns.vi20122.3122

Keywords:

Impact, Education program, Dental caries

Abstract

Background: Dental Caries is common disease of the oral cavity with a high prevalence and most common health problem.

Objectives: This study aims to identify the impact of an Oral educational program on female secondary school students toward dental caries.

Methodology: A quasi-experimental quantitative study designed was carried out at Akhxtar and Shoxan female secondary schools in Erbil city, in first of July 2009 to end of September 2010. The sample consists of (600) females students in pretest and (300) in posttest. Results: According to the result there was significant differences between student's knowledge and practices, with their No. of Grade but no significant differences with ( age, crowding house, father's occupation, and mothers occupation).

Conclusion: The present study shows the student's knowledge and practice were improved after implementation the oral educational program. Recommendations: Depending on the results it's recommended that the program could be implemented to all the students in secondary schools to improve their knowledge and practices toward dental caries

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Author Biographies

Hana Sadi, Hawler Medical University

paediatric nursing / College of Nursing

Kareema Hussien, Hawler Medical University

paediatric nursing unit / College of Nursing

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Published

2012-08-25

How to Cite

Sadi, H. ., & Hussien, K. . (2012). Impact of an Oral Educational Program on Secondary School Female Student’s Knowledge and Practices Regarding Dental Caries in Erbil City. Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 2(2), 35–42. https://doi.org/10.36321/kjns.vi20122.3122

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