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ERIC Number: EJ884753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
An Oral Health Education Program for Latino Immigrant Parents
Brown, Ruth M.; Canham, Daryl; Cureton, Virginia Young
Journal of School Nursing, v21 n5 p266-271 2005
A high prevalence of dental caries in the pediatric population is a major health problem. At highest risk are low-income minority groups, including refugee and immigrant populations. Consequences of oral disease include pain, difficulty eating and speaking, poor school performance, and poor self-esteem. Parent involvement in oral health education is crucial. This program provided oral health education for Latino immigrant parents in a northern California school district. A pretest-posttest was administered to measure changes in oral health knowledge and reported oral health behaviors following two sessions of oral health education. This program provides a framework for school nurses who are in an ideal position to implement similar programs that address the oral health needs of the pediatric population, particularly those of the Latino immigrant community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California