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ASSESSMENT OF MOTHERS' HEALTH KNOWLEDGE REGARDING RICKETS IN CHILDREN

Author: Khalida Abdul Sattar Abdul Jaba
Journal: AL-TAQANI مجلة التقني ISSN: 1818653X Year: 2006 Volume: 19 Issue: 1 Pages: 12-16
Publisher: Foundation of technical education هيئة التعليم التقني

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The main aim of this study is to find out the mother's health knowledge about rickets .Data on mothers' health knowledge were collected using a special questionnaire . 1000 mothers were interviewed on the subject ., randomly selected from attendants of primary Health care centers (PHCC) in Baghdad Governorate .The results found that mothers who had high education level had better health knowledge concerning rickets, 98.2 % mothers were heard about rickets , and 93.3 % mothers know the symptoms of the disease . The mothers who live in urban area have more knowledge about rickets than mothers who live in rural area . And most of mothers did not know how to prevent the disease , 70.3 % of mothers from urban area , and 79.2% of mothers from rural area .The researcher recommend that the educational program in nutrition for the mothers should be carried out .

إن الهدف الرئيسي من هذه الدراسة معرفة ثقافة الأم الصحية حول الكساح عند الأطفال . لقد تم جمع العينة باستخدام استمارة استبيان خاصة للأم لمعرفة ثقافتها الصحية واختيرت ألف أم عشوائياً عند زيارتهم إلى مركز الرعاية الصحية الأولية في محافظة بغداد . أظهرت النتائج أن لدى الأمهات المتعلمات بمستوى متقدم من التعليم ثقافة صحية حول الكساح اذ أن 98.2 % أم يسمعـن بالكساح وان ، 93.3 % من الأمهات يعرفن أعراض المرض وإن الأمهات الساكنات في المدن لديهن ثقافة حول الكساح أكثـر من اللائي يعشن في الريف . وأكثر الأمهات ليس لديهن معرفة بمنع المرض بنسبة ، 70.3 % من الأمهات في المدن و 79.2 % من الأمهات في الريف. توصي الباحثة بوجوب نشر برنامج الوعي الصحي الغذائي للأمهات


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Oral health knowledge and practices of women attending dental clinics of Baghdad University

Authors: Nibal M. Hoobi --- Raya R. Al-Dafaai
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2019 Volume: 31 Issue: 1 Pages: 42-47
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Knowledge is considered to be essential for developing healthy practices and preventing the main oral diseases. In some developing countries, women were at higher risk to develop these diseases. This study was conducted to evaluate women’s dental knowledge and practices through a specific questionnaire and the relationship with patient’s educational level and the number of their children.Subjects and method: Women, aged from 25-35 years old, were selected to participate in the current study. They were attending dental clinics in the teaching hospital of Baghdad University. Each participant was instructed to answer questionnaire sheet which is previously prepared in Arabic language by the authors. The total number of women was divided into three groups according to women’s educational level and the number of their children.Results: The number of women that participated in the study was 150. Higher percent of them (58.7%) have received instruction on the use of dental floss but 60.0% had no information about fluoride. Dental floss was used by only 24.7% of women. Higher percent of women eat candies, chocolate bars and cookies in between meals. Significant association was reported between educational level and oral health information. Educational level didn’t influence patients’ health practices. Frequency of follow-up appointments and toothbrushes changes were higher among women with less number of children.Conclusion: The study revealed important gaps in oral health practices especially in diet control and the use of dental floss. There is a need for frequent dental educational programmes among women to promote the proper practices and to achieve good oral hygiene.


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The Impact of Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) of Kindergarten Teachers on Their Oral Condition in Al-Rusafa Sector/ Baghdad-Iraq.

Authors: Israa S. Al-Atiyah --- Nada J. Radhi
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2018 Volume: 30 Issue: 3 Pages: 40-47
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Teachers are considered as dynamic force who take a pivotal position in any educational system. Since they may play a significant role in passing the preventive information and health promotion, it is important that their own oral health knowledge, attitude, and practices conform to the professional recommendations. The aim of this study was to evaluate oral health knowledge, attitude and practices among kindergarten teachers, and their impact on teachers’ oral health condition in Al-Rusafa Sector, Baghdad, Iraq.Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted among 80 kindergarten teachers. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed among these teachers. This questionnaire format contains two parts that deals with oral health knowledge, attitude and practices of teachers, and this was followed by clinical oral examination for all the teachers. Simple random sampling technique was employed for the selection of the study participants. Descriptive analysis was done and data was analyzed using Bonferonni t-test and ANOVA test.Results: Teachers demonstrated adequate but incomplete knowledge regarding oral health. More than 85.0% of teachers were aware of preventive measures to keep good oral health and knew the bad influence of neglecting the oral hygiene. About 65.0% of teachers had the awareness about dental plaque composition and its bad effects. Meanwhile, 45.0% of them were aware about the signs of tooth decay, also 32.5% were aware about the benefits of regular correct brushing on the gingiva. No obvious differences were noticed regarding teachers’ DMFS, plaque and gingival indices mean values in association to the level of teachers’ knowledge, however, a positive relation were found between favorite attitude and practices and mean values of DMFS, plaque and gingival indices.Conclusions: The studied kindergarten teachers demonstrated adequate but incomplete oral health knowledge with many of them adopting poor attitude and practices. There is a definite and immediate need for an integral educational program for kindergarten teachers on basic oral health knowledge and favorable practices. Moreover, teachers’ healthy practices can affect their oral health condition positively.


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The Impact of Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) of Kindergarten Teachers on Their Oral Condition in Al-Rusafa Sector/ Baghdad-Iraq.

Authors: Israa S. Al-Atiyah --- Nada J. Radhi
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2018 Volume: 30 Issue: 3 Pages: 40-47
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Teachers are considered as dynamic force who take a pivotal position in any educational system. Since they may play a significant role in passing the preventive information and health promotion, it is important that their own oral health knowledge, attitude, and practices conform to the professional recommendations. The aim of this study was to evaluate oral health knowledge, attitude and practices among kindergarten teachers, and their impact on teachers’ oral health condition in Al-Rusafa Sector, Baghdad, Iraq.Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted among 80 kindergarten teachers. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed among these teachers. This questionnaire format contains two parts that deals with oral health knowledge, attitude and practices of teachers, and this was followed by clinical oral examination for all the teachers. Simple random sampling technique was employed for the selection of the study participants. Descriptive analysis was done and data was analyzed using Bonferonni t-test and ANOVA test.Results: Teachers demonstrated adequate but incomplete knowledge regarding oral health. More than 85.0% of teachers were aware of preventive measures to keep good oral health and knew the bad influence of neglecting the oral hygiene. About 65.0% of teachers had the awareness about dental plaque composition and its bad effects. Meanwhile, 45.0% of them were aware about the signs of tooth decay, also 32.5% were aware about the benefits of regular correct brushing on the gingiva. No obvious differences were noticed regarding teachers’ DMFS, plaque and gingival indices mean values in association to the level of teachers’ knowledge, however, a positive relation were found between favorite attitude and practices and mean values of DMFS, plaque and gingival indices.Conclusions: The studied kindergarten teachers demonstrated adequate but incomplete oral health knowledge with many of them adopting poor attitude and practices. There is a definite and immediate need for an integral educational program for kindergarten teachers on basic oral health knowledge and favorable practices. Moreover, teachers’ healthy practices can affect their oral health condition positively.

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