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

Authors: Hana O. Sadi --- Kareema A. Hussien
Journal: kufa Journal for Nursing sciences مجلة الكوفة لعلوم التمريض ISSN: 22234055 Year: 2012 Volume: 2 Issue: 2 Pages: 127-134
Publisher: University of Kufa جامعة الكوفة

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Background and objectives: Dental Caries is common disease of the oral cavity with a high prevalence and most common health problem . This study aims to identify the impact of an Oral educational program on female secondary schoosl students toward dental caries. Methods: A quasi-experimental quantitative study designed was carried out at Akhxtar and Shoxan female secondary schools in Erbil city, from first of July 2009 to end of September 2010. The sample consists of (600) females students in pre test and (300) in post test. 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 .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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