Effect of Storytelling on Dental Hygiene Among Prechoolers in Kindergarten
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- Storytelling, Dental Hygiene, Prechoolers Kindergarten
Oral health is an inseparable part of health of other organ systems (systemic health). Limited or inadequate dental care causes the most common problems of all health problems in childhood; those are, tooth decay (dental caries), malocclusion, and periodontal disease. Trauma, especially tooth loss, is also an important problem. (10) According to World Health Organization (WHO) data from the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Study it was estimated that oral disease affected at least 3.58 billion people worldwide. Based on the results of Basic Health Research, there was an increase in the proportion of dental and mouth problems in Indonesia from 2013 to 2018, from a value of 25.9% to 57.8%. Meanwhile, the proportion of daily tooth brushing behavior in the population at the age of ≥ 3 years was 94.7% and the proper behavior of tooth brushing at the age of ≥ 3 years was 2.8%. This was a quasi-experimental study with one group pre-posttest design. Sampling used total sampling technique with a total sample of 24 respondents. The study instrument used was a dental hygiene observation sheet. Analysis of the data used here was Shapiro-Wilk test. Data analysis used Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test statistical test. The results of this study among Preschoolers Kindergarten, before storytelling showed that 24 children (100%) were categorized to have poor dental hygiene. Whereas the results of the study after storytelling showed that 16 children (66.7%) were categorized to have good dental hygiene. Data obtained from the Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test showed a probability value (p-value) of 0.00 (α = 0.05). Thus, it can be concluded that there was an effect of storytelling on dental hygiene among preschoolers Kindergarten. Storytelling is an effective communication tool for preschoolers, so it is strongly recommended for parents to do storytelling to provide motivation and information.
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TY - CONF AU - W Nuniek Tri AU - Supriatin AU - Uun Kurniasih AU - Sri Lestari AU - S Endang AU - B Siti PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/24 TI - Effect of Storytelling on Dental Hygiene Among Prechoolers in Kindergarten BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Science, Health, Economics, Education and Technology (ICoSHEET 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 366 EP - 369 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200723.092 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200723.092 ID - NuniekTri2020 ER -