publication . Article . 2016

Comparative evaluation of audio and audio - tactile methods to improve oral hygiene status of visually impaired school children

R Krishnakumar; Swarna Swathi Silla; Sugumaran K Durai; Mohan Govindarajan; Syed Shaheed Ahamed; Logeshwari Mathivanan;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research, volume 3, page 55 (issn: 2348-3334, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Background: Visually impaired children are unable to maintain good oral hygiene, as their tactile abilities are often underdeveloped owing to their visual disturbances. Conventional brushing techniques are often poorly comprehended by these children and hence, it was decided to evaluate the effectiveness of audio and audio-tactile methods in improving the oral hygiene of these children. Objective: To evaluate and compare the effectiveness of audio and audio-tactile methods in improving oral hygiene status of visually impaired school children. Materials and Methods: In this study, the total study group comprised 48 visually impaired children that were randomly di...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Fones method, plaque, Comparative evaluation, Health education, Visual impairment, medicine.symptom, medicine, Oral hygiene status, Good oral hygiene, business.industry, business, Visually impaired, Oral hygiene, Audiology, medicine.medical_specialty, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Nursing, lcsh:RT1-120
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