publication . Article . 2016

Impact of verbal, braille text, and tactile oral hygiene awareness instructions on oral health status of visually impaired children

Uloopi KS; Uloopi KS; Chandrasekhar Rayala; Chandrasekhar Rayala; Chandrasekhar Rayala; Vinay Chandrappa; Vinay Chandrappa;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, volume 34, page 43 (issn: 0970-4388, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Background: Visually impaired children face limitations in interacting with the environment, as they cannot see the facial expression of parents, teachers and cannot perceive social behavior. These children are challenged every day in learning basic life skills and maintenance of oral hygiene being one among them. Aim: To evaluate the impact of verbal, braille text, and tactile oral hygiene awareness instructions on oral health status of visually impaired children. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty institutionalized visually impaired children aged 6-16 years were selected and divided into three groups (40 children each). Group I: Verbal and tactile, ...
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free text keywords: Braille text, plaque, verbal instructions, visually impaired children, Life skills, Dentistry, business.industry, business, Tactile perception, Gingivitis, medicine.symptom, medicine, Dental Plaque Index, Audiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Braille, Dental plaque, medicine.disease, Oral hygiene, Dental Care for Children, lcsh:Dentistry, lcsh:RK1-715
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