ERIC Number: ED084262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Findings in School Systems with Differing Approaches to Dental Health Education. Special Dental Health Study - Spring 1967.
Myers, Sharon E.; Downs, Robert A.
A study was done to determine what differences, if any, existed in the level of dental health knowledge between pupils at continuous resident (CR) schools (schools which employed a full-time dental hygienist) and pupils at nonresident (NR) schools (schools which provided only classroom instruction by the teacher). Demographic characteristics of the sample, such as socioeconomic status and educational level of Ss' parents, were controlled. Samples were drawn from the Denver public school system and an adjacent tri-county area. A 35-item, multiple-response questionnaire testing dental health knowledge, attitudes, and practices was administered. A 90% level of statistical confidence for questionnaire items was accepted. Significant differences pointed to a more favorable level of dental health knowledge, attitudes, and practices for CR pupils than for NR pupils. Sex of Ss, however, was not a controlled factor, and significant differences did occur within groups with a higher percentage of females. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver. Dental Health Section.