International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019 | Rating: 7.2 / 10


A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching Program on the Knowledge and Practice of School going Children Related to Oral Hygiene in Selected Government Schools of District Kangra (H.P.)

Shivani Kumari [4]


Abstract: Background: The introduction of Oral Hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, especially dental caries, gingivitis, and bad breath. Poor oral health has an impact on the physical, social, and psychological health and decreases the quality of life of school-aged children. Methodology: A quantitative research approach and pre-experimental research design was adopted to conduct study. The non- probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 60 school going children of Distt Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. A Self-structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge. and self structured observational practice checklist was used to assess the level of practice. Analysis of collected data was done to the according to the objectives of the study and data analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The study shows that, out of 60 school going children, about (71.67 %) of school going children belongs to age group of 7-8 years, all were female (55 %), (100 %) children were hindu 83.35 % children were studying in 3rd -4th class. , 73.3 % father and mother were passed matriculation passed examination, 91.7 % fathers in private job and 100 % mother were housewife.93.3 % parents had income less than 10000 rupees/month, 100 % children were having previous knowledge related to oral hygiene from their parents and teachers. Overall mean value of pre test was high then the post test. The value of t was significant at p< 0.05 level of significance. There was mild co- relation between post test knowledge and practice score Study findings revealed that out of all the selected socio-demographic variables only education status of father and monthly income were associating with the post test knowledge and practice score of school going children related to oral hygiene. Conclusion: Video assisted teaching program was an effective strategy in improving the knowledge and practice of school going children.


Keywords: Oral Hygiene, video assisted teaching


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,


Pages: 994 - 998



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