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Effect of two educational interventions regarding the management of traumatic dental injuries on mothers of 8-year-old children

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(2020) Effect of two educational interventions regarding the management of traumatic dental injuries on mothers of 8-year-old children. Frontiers in Dentistry. ISSN 2676296X (ISSN)

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Objectives: This study evaluated the effect of two educational interventions on knowledge and self-reported practice of mothers of 8-year-old children regarding emergency management of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs). Materials and Methods: Six public elementary schools (girls and boys) in Tehran were randomly selected. The mothers of 8-year-old students at each school were randomly assigned to three groups: intervention by poster, intervention by pamphlet, and control. An anonymous valid and reliable questionnaire, including demographics, previous experience on TDIs, mothers’ knowledge, and self-reported practice about emergency management of TDIs was provided to the mothers. After collecting the questionnaires, educational interventions by poster and pamphlet with similar contents regarding step-by-step emergency management of TDIs were performed for the target groups. Three months after the interventions, the same questionnaire was completed by the mothers. The results of pre-test and post-test were compared. Results: Totally, 201 mothers participated in this study. The mean knowledge score significantly increased in the pamphlet group (P<0.05) after the intervention, while this change was not significant in the poster and control groups (P>0.05). The mean knowledge score was significantly higher in the pamphlet than the poster group (P=0.009). The mean self-reported practice score significantly increased after the intervention in both intervention groups (P<0.05) but not in the control group. There was no significant difference in the mean self-reported practice score between the two intervention groups (P>0.05). Conclusion: Both pamphlet and poster were equally effective in improving the self-reported practice of mothers regarding TDIs, which highlights the significance of educating mothers. © 2020 The Authors. Published by Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

Item Type: Article
Kharazifard, M. J.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Child Education Knowledge Tooth Wounds and injuries
Journal or Publication Title: Frontiers in Dentistry
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 17
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ISSN: 2676296X (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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