Accession Number:

ADA007419

Title:

Assessment of Response to Mass Motivation for Oral Hygiene

Descriptive Note:

Medical research progress rept. no. 1

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1974-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A questionnaire was composed to assess the educational value of small-group motivational techniques utilized to stimulate individuals to practive effective oral hygiene. Fifteen hundred junior high school students were tested during a two-year period for changes in dental health knowledge following exposure to dental health education presentations. Although results indicated general improvement, some topics were poorly understood. The questionnaire method appears to provide an objective means for evaluating group response to presentations, and shows potential as an epidemiologic aid for indirect assessment of the oral health status of submarine personnel.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE