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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2010;14(1):35-47.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2010.14.1.35    Published online January 31, 2010.
Children's Oral Health Behavior in Relation to Oral Health Beliefs of Mothers and Children
박금자, 강양희
고신대학교
어머니와 아동의 구강건강신념과 아동의 구강건강행태에 관한 연구
박금자, 강양희
고신대학교
Abstract
Objectives
The purpose of this study was to investigate children's oral health behavior in relation to oral health beliefs of mothers and children Methods: A descriptive study was conducted. the data was collected from four elementary schools in Busan and Ulsan. 166 mothers and children were enrolled in this study. Descriptive statistics, t-test or ANOVA with Scheffe's test and Pearson's Correlation Coefficients were used for data analysis with SPSS Win 14.0.
Results
The level of oral health beliefs of mothers and children was moderate and oral health behavior of children was also relatively moderate. The score of oral health behavior of children was affected by family type and mothers' educational level and oral health beliefs of children showed weakly positive correlation with oral health beliefs of mothers, but there was no significant correlation between oral health behavior of children and oral health beliefs of mothers.
Conclusion
According to these results, it is necessary to understand about oral health behavior of children to improve oral health in children and it may need to develop oral health education and promotion program considered relating factors which influence oral health behavior in elementary school students.
Key Words: oral health beliefs, oral health behaviors
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