Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Michele L. Darby
Pamela P. Brangan
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.D46B48
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if a significant difference exists between dental health attitudes of children who are exposed to a dental health fair and children who are not exposed to a dental health fair. All consenting students, in grades four through six . from two Hampton public schools, completed a Dental Health Questionnaire designed to assess attitudes toward dental health. One day after the experimental group participated in the dental health fair, both groups were post-tested using the same questionnaire. Two weeks after the dental health fair, an identical posttest was readministered to both groups. Two-way multivariate analysis of variance revealed a significant difference between the attitudes of children exposed to the dental health fair and children not exposed to a dental health fair. No significant interaction was found between schools' dental health education programs and childrens' grade levels as measured by the Dental Health Questionnaire. The school-based dental health fair had a positive effect on the dental attitudes of children.
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Bethea, Sue N..
"The Short Term Effect of a Dental Health Fair on Children's Attitudes Toward Plaque Control, Fluorides, Nutrition, and Receiving Dental Treatment"
(1985). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/d898-pn54