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Daryoushi H, Ahmadyani R, Rezaei M, Khaleseh A, Rezaei K, Kalhori H et al . Knowledge, attitude, and practice of parents of children with congenital heart disease regarding their children’s oral health in Kermanshah, 2018-2019. Zanko J Med Sci 2021; 22 (72) :35-42
URL: http://zanko.muk.ac.ir/article-1-559-en.html
General practitioner, Student Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
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Background and Aim: For decades, cardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death worldwide. Patients with systemic problems, such as children with congenital heart disease, need more oral care, since they are at more risk of bacteremia and endocarditis induced by oral infections. The attitude of the parents towards oral hygiene is very influential on children's oral health. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of parents of children with congenital heart disease regarding their children’s oral health.
Materials and Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional study on 138 parents of children with congenital heart disease referred to pediatric cardiology clinic of Dr. Mohammad Kermanshahi Hospital in Kermanshah, Iran. Simple random sampling was used for choosing the samples and data were collected by a questionnaire. Then, data were entered into SPSS version 24 software and were analyzed.
Results: In this study, the mean and standard deviation of the parents’ knowledge were 27.25±17.5 respectively, and their attitude was 67.25±14.31. The parents' practice of brushing the teeth of their children was moderate and their dentist visit was evaluated to be poor.
Conclusion: The results of the study showed that parents of children with congenital heart disease had poor knowledge about their children's oral health. On the other hand, their attitude towards oral health was good and evaluated as positive, but lack of knowledge resulted in their poor practice and was not acceptable.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/04/16 | Accepted: 2021/07/17 | ePublished: 2021/07/22

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