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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 577) Last page : ( 580)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00128.5

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on knowledge and practices regarding Dental Hygiene among schooler children of selected school's

Ms. Takle Kalyani1,*, Mr. Patil Aniket2, Ms. Valvi Snehal3, Ms. Pagare Pooja4, Mr. Pacharne Prashant5, Ms. Chaudhari Minal6

1Clinical Instructor, MVPS Institute of Nursing Education, Adgaon, Nashik

2Student, MVPS Institute of Nursing Education, Adgaon, Nashik

3Student, MVPS Institute of Nursing Education, Adgaon, Nashik

4Student, MVPS Institute of Nursing Education, Adgaon, Nashik

5Student, MVPS Institute of Nursing Education, Adgaon, Nashik

6Clinical Instructor, MVPS Institute of Nursing Education, Adgaon, Nashik

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kalyaniutakle@gmail.com

Online published on 7 April, 2020.

Abstract

Background

Children don't get adequate guidance and supervision of proper brushing. They don't know how to brush, when to brush and even if they are cleaning their teeth they are using neem stick, ash or else which is not a proper technique, then even if they are using tooth brush they don't follow the proper dental hygiene steps.

Objective

To assess the pre-test knowledge and practices of school children regarding in dental hygiene. To plan and implement structure teaching program regarding dental hygiene among school children. To assess post-test knowledge and practices of school children regarding in dental hygiene. To compare pre-test and post-test knowledge and practices of school children regarding in dental hygiene. To find out association between knowledge of school children regarding dental hygiene with demographic variables.

Material and Method

Pre-test Post-test experimental research design was used on 100 school children to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program.

Result

The pre-test mean score of practice was 4.48 and increased up to 7.36 in post-test thus, it can be concluded that there is effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding dental hygiene among school going children. The pre-test mean score of knowledge was 12.45 and increased up to 16.62 in post-test thus, it can be concluded that there is effectiveness of structured teaching program on practices regarding dental hygiene among school going children.

Conclusion

Structured teaching program on knowledge regarding dental hygiene among school going children was effective.

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Keywords

Effectiveness, Structured, Teaching, Program, Knowledge, Practices, Dental Hygiene.

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