COMPARATIVE STUDY FOR EVALUATION OF LEVEL OF EDUCATION OF STUDENTS IN RURAL AND URBAN AREA
Cătălina Iulia Săveanu, Alina Petronela Cristea, Vlad Dănilă, Loredana Golovcencu, Daniela Anistoroaei, Norina Consuela Forna
The assessment of the factors that can influence the pupils’ educational performance can be achieved only by analyzing the impact of the educational program, depending on the international context, the age, the socio-economic status and the conditions offered by the educational institutions. The aim of the study was to compare the educational level of health at rural and urban school children. Material and Method The study was carried out at the level of 162 pupils in grades I to IV equally selected from urban and rural areas. The information was selected by the questionnaire method and the socio-economic status and the level of knowledge of the pupils were followed; assessing student attitudes towards oro-dental and food health; assessing the level of anxiety towards the dental office; evaluating primary professional prevention through fluoridation; health education. The results show that urban students have a higher educational level than rural students.
Conclusions Dentists involved in school-based health education campaigns play an important role in learning pupils, and the promotion of health education remains one of the easiest primary prevention methods.