Determination of the mothers' practice about orodental health of their children up to six years old

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Mahin Naderifar 1 , * , Fereshteh Ghaljaei 1 , Majid Reza Akbarizadeh 2

1 Instructor of Pediatrics Nursing, Research Center for Children and Adolescent's Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Resident of Pediatrics Diseases, Shahid Beheshty University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Naderifar M, Ghaljaei F, Akbarizadeh M R . Determination of the mothers' practice about orodental health of their children up to six years old, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2010 ; 12(4):e94289.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 12 (4); e94289
Published Online: September 26, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 27, 2009
Accepted: June 24, 2010
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Abstract

Background: Healthy community is strictly dependent on having healthy children. Orodental care must begin from childhood. This study was designed to determine the mothers´ practice of mothers´ of orodental health of their 1-6 years old children.

 

 

Materials and Method: This was a cross-sectional study in which data was gathered using questionnaire and interview. Five hundreds mothers of 1-6 years old children,selected by random sampling method, took part in the study.

 

 

Results: Results proved 30.2% of mothers to be inefficent and 69.8% to be medium, but noefficent practice was absereved. There was no direct relation between practice with age, education and mothers jobs, economic status and place of residence (p=0.001).

 

 

Conclusion: Findings showed that none of the mothers had efficient practice. This involves a broad planning and demonstrating the outcome of inefficient practice, by means media and special programs by health centers for all mothers with different ages and jobs.

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