Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20--25

Comparison of impact of oral hygiene instructions given via sign language and validated customized oral health education skit video on oral hygiene status of children with hearing impairment


Sudhindra Baliga M, Meghana Ajay Deshpande, Nilima Thosar, Nilesh Rathi, Sphurti Bane, Pranjali Deulkar 
 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Meghana Ajay Deshpande
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
India

Introduction: Children with special health-care needs have limitations in oral hygiene performance due to their potential motor, sensory, and intellectual disabilities and so are more prone to have compromised oral health. Aim: This study aimed to compare the impact of oral hygiene instructions given via sign language and a validated customized oral health education skit video on oral hygiene status of children with hearing impairment (CHI). Settings and Design: Ethical clearance was obtained from the institutional ethical committee for research activities. The study was carried out across CHI schools of Wardha district, Maharashtra, India. Methodology: Sixty-eight CHI, within the age group of 6–13 years, were divided into two educational intervention groups: customized oral health educational video (Group A) and sign language (Group B). A structured questionnaire was designed to gather information about the routine oral hygiene practices via the Indian Sign Language. Baseline Gingival Index (GI)-S and Plaque Index-S indices were recorded. Based on the group assigned, oral hygiene instructions were given on a daily basis. Reassessment was done after 4 weeks. Statistical Analysis: Unpaired t-tests were performed (P < 0.05) to determine if significant differences exist between the two groups. Results: Postintervention plaque scores between Group A and Group B were 0.12 ± 0.22 and 0.07 ± 0.22, respectively, and the difference between the two was statistically insignificant (P = 0.330). For GI, scores in Group A and Group B were 0.03 ± 0.12 and 0.04 ± 0.12, respectively, and the difference was statistically insignificant (P = 0.669). Conclusion: Both sign language and the validated customized video modeling have been proved to be positively influencing the oral hygiene status of CHI equivalently.


How to cite this article:
SudhindraB, Deshpande MA, Thosar N, Rathi N, Bane S, Deulkar P. Comparison of impact of oral hygiene instructions given via sign language and validated customized oral health education skit video on oral hygiene status of children with hearing impairment.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2020;38:20-25


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SudhindraB, Deshpande MA, Thosar N, Rathi N, Bane S, Deulkar P. Comparison of impact of oral hygiene instructions given via sign language and validated customized oral health education skit video on oral hygiene status of children with hearing impairment. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 16 ];38:20-25
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