Infant oral health care knowledge and awareness among parents in Abha city of Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia.

Alshehri, Abdulrahman and V S, Nasim (2015) Infant oral health care knowledge and awareness among parents in Abha city of Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Journal for Dental Research, 6 (2). pp. 98-101. ISSN 2352-0035

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Abstract

Abstract Kids under the age of 5 years generally spend most of their time with their parents. It has been found that young children’s oral health maintenance and outcomes are influenced by their parent’s knowledge and beliefs. This study was done to assess the parent’s knowledge about the oral health of their kids aged 1–5 years. The study bases it findings on the survey conducted at the Diagnosis Clinic of the King Khalid University, Abha through a 20-items questionnaire, which was distributed to 425 parents by the researchers. Responses of the parents were recorded on a Likert Scale and multiple choices questions written in Arabic language. The results show insufficient knowledge of Saudi parents about their kids oral health. It also shows that oral health care awareness programs are very important to secure a healthy oral condition among kids.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry
Divisions: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr. NASIM VAHID SHAKEELA
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 14:23
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 14:23
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/2616

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