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


ABSTRACT

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


Introduction



Statement of the Problem



Review of Related Literature



Delimitations of the Study



Methodology



Results and Discussion



Conclusion



Recommendations



References


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