pISSN : 1976-1961

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Oral Health among Families with Preschool Children in an Urban Poor Community in Metro Manila

AUTHOR : Maritess Oliveros-Villarico, DDM, Aurorita T. Roldan

INFORMATION : page. 35~53 / 2008 Vol.2 No.1


The knowledge, attitudes and practices in oral health of families with preschool Filipino children of selected communities in urban Metro Manila were explored. One hundred thirty-two randomly selected children were examined and interviewed as well as their parents. Results were correlated with parents\' educational attainment. Results revealed that parents had adequate knowledge in oral health, had desirable attitudes but practices were not congruent with them. Moreover, the parents\' considerably high educational attainment does not correlate with the knowledge, attitudes, and practices in oral health of their families. The results may be used in developing programs that may educate parents of the growing urban poor in Metro Manila on how to better attend to the oral health care of their children.

Keyword :

Oral Health,Knowledge,Attitudes,Practices


Statement of the Problem

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Delimitations of the Study


Results and Discussion




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