Volume 21, Issue 4 (Winter 2013)                   Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2013, 21(4): 41-50 | Back to browse issues page

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Karimi Shahanjarini A, Makvandi Z, Faradmal J, Bashirian S, Hazavehei S M. Assessing the tooth decay status of 2-5 years children and the role of their mothers’ caring behaviors. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2013; 21 (4) :41-50
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  Background: Although tooth decay is a preventable disease, it is one of the most common childhood diseases that influences on children 's health. Caring behaviors have a significant effect on prevalence of this disease. The objective of this study was to investigate the tooth decay status of 2 -5 year children and the role of their mother's’ caring behaviors.

  Methods : This was a cross-sectional study of 211 children aged 2-5 years and their mothers in Hamadan, Iran. Mothers completed questions about their own oral self- care and their children’s oral caring behaviors. Clinical examination of children’ oral health was carried by a trained dentist.

  Results: Dental carrier was observed in 83% of the children. There was a relationship between mothers’ and children’s dental visit. The perceived barriers explained 14% of the variance in mothers’ caring behaviors.

  Conclusion: In policy setting on oral health of children more emphasis should be placed on mothers’ own oral health behaviors and improving mothers’ skills to remove barriers of caring behaviors.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2014/02/17 | Accepted: 2014/02/17 | Published: 2014/02/17

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