• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 43, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Effects of Oral Health Promotion Program for Adolescents from Multicultural Families


Objectives: This study aims to implement an oral health promotion program to improve oral hygiene performance of adolescents from multicultural families and assess changes in knowledge, awareness and behavior in oral health. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The oral health promotion program was explained to multicultural school teachers and students that were located in the C area at dormitory type technical schools for multicultural adolescents in Korea, and under their consent 44 students participated in the program. Findings: It was verified that the three consecutive dental health promotion programs with immigrated adolescent of multicultural families as the recipients had a positive effect on the dental health knowledge, awareness, and behavior of the students. This is being thought that the research that has operated a dental health promotion program and has evaluated the results of the education with adolescents of multicultural families will have meaning itself in the insufficient current status. It is being expected that this research may be used as base line data to the development of dental health promotion programs for adolescents of multicultural families. Improvements/Applications:There is a lack of research with the theme of dental health management programs, making it difficult to directly compare with this advanced research.

Keywords: Adolescent, Dental Hygiene, Multicultural Families, Oral Health, Oral Health Promotion


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