Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 9 Issue 5, 2020 COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL LEVEL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SUCEAVA, ROMANIA

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL LEVEL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SUCEAVA, ROMANIA

Catalina Iulia Saveanu, Tatiana Gheorghiu Rusu, Carina Balcoș, Irina Bamboi, Livia Bobu,  Alexandra Ecaterina Săveanu, Daniela Anistoroaei, Loredana Golovcencu, Oana Țănculescu Doloca

ABSTRACT

As oral health is an integral part of general health, it is necessary to have correct information at community level, which is also part of the worldwide tendency to increase the interest towards one’s own health. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of knowledge and attitudes of a lot of school subjects. Material and methods: A study carried out using the questionnaire method and the subjects were selected from the students of two schools in Falticeni, Suceava county with ages, between 14 and 19 years old. The assessment of the oral health of the students, the first step was to complete a questionnaire that included 18 questions regarding the behavior, knowledge and attitudes regarding health oral. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS 14.00, p≤0.05. Results:The subjects were predominantly female (54%), all from the urban area with the mean age of 16.39 years (± 1.39) . The level of knowledge and attitudes was moderate 34.8% reported that they perform brushing once a day, 34.8% subjects change the brush when it is worn out or damaged and only, 47.8 choose toothpaste depending on the promotion of the product (TV commercials), 58.0% of the subjects use mouth water, 21.7% chose the dental floss, 14.5% chose special brushes and 5.8% toothbrushes. Conclusions: The study highlights the urgent need for specific education programs for oral health, prophylaxis and constant checkup, adapted to the age and individual caries risk, along with the need to increase the involvement of medical staff in the formation of healthy habits among children and adolescents.

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