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RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 418-421

Dental health education with print media during the Covid-19 pandemic: is it still effective?

Ni Nyoman Kasihani, Tedi Purnama, Emini Emini, Adelina Barus, Rini Widiyastuti.


Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of dental health education using print media during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Methodology: This study had pretest and posttest. The research sample was parents of early childhood, using a total sampling technique of 67 people. We used a questionnaire and the printed educational media used was a booklet. Data analysis was done using descriptive analysis and Wilcoxon's test.
Results: Mean value of the pretest was 52.83 and the posttest value was 69.40. The results of the Wilcoxon Test to see the difference between the pretest and posttest values showed significant results (p=0.000).
Conclusion: Dental health education with printed media was effective in increasing the knowledge of dental health care for parents of early childhood during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Key words: Education, dental health, print media, Covid 19 pandemic.

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