Effectiveness of reminder sticker books at increasing dental health knowledge and oral hygiene

Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

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Title Effectiveness of reminder sticker books at increasing dental health knowledge and oral hygiene
Creator Effendi, Muhammad Chair
Hartami, Edina
Balbeid, Merlya
Hapsari, Ghea Dewi
Subject educational game; oral hygiene index simplified; reminder sticker
Description Background: Health education games can be an effective way for elementary school children to increase their dental health knowledge and oral health. Purpose: This study aims to test the effectiveness of using reminder sticker books by showing the increase in dental health knowledge and improvement in the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index (OHI-S) in seven- to eight-year-olds. Methods: The study was quasi-experimental with a pretest-posttest group design and descriptive analysis method. It involved 54 elementary school students. A reminder sticker book was used to measure the levels of knowledge and oral hygiene. Intraoral examinations were conducted, and the children’s frequency of attaching stickers in the morning and afternoon was measured. Frequency was divided into three categories. A questionnaire measured the children’s levels of knowledge, which were divided into five categories. Results: The reminder sticker game increased dental health knowledge, with the mean of the control group at 64.4, and the treatment group at 92.5. OHI-S means were 1.68 for the control group and 0.78 for the treatment group. An independent t-test measured the levels of knowledge before and after the study. OHI-S and ANOVA tests measured the increase of dental health knowledge, which was divided into five categories, and decrease in the OHI-S index (divided into three categories). Conclusion: Reminder sticker books can increase oral health knowledge and reduce OHI-S scores in seven- to eight-year-old children.
Publisher Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga https://fkg.unair.ac.id/en
Contributor the principal and the teachers of the State Elementary School of Ketawanggede in Malang, Indonesia
the staff of the Creative and Visual Art (CANVA) in Bekasi, Indonesia
Date 2021-02-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Identifier http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/MKG/article/view/22635
Source Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi); Vol 54, No 1 (2021): March 2021; 5-10
Language eng
Relation http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/MKG/article/view/22635/13451
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