Effectiveness of learning process model to improve oral health literacy among parents of early childhood in Health Promotion Center Region 1, Chiang Mai

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Pannipa Laohapensang
Piyanart Chatiketu


This quasi-experimental study aimed to test the effectiveness of a learning process to improve oral health literacy among parents of early childhood. The samples were 60 parents who brought their early childhood aged 1-5 years to Health Promoting Hospital, Health Promotion Center Region 1, Chiang Mai. The samples were drawn to be classified as an experimental group and a control group, each group consisting of 30 parents. The experimental group attended 6 activities of the learning process in 5 weeks while the control group received the routine activity. The oral health literacy of parents of children 2–5-year-old test was used for the pre-test and post-test. Data were analyzed using paired t-test, and independent t-test at a 5% significant level. The result showed that the mean overall oral health literacy scores of parents in the experimental group after attending learning process activities were significantly different from those of the control group (p=0.016).


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Laohapensang P, Chatiketu P. Effectiveness of learning process model to improve oral health literacy among parents of early childhood in Health Promotion Center Region 1, Chiang Mai . Th Dent PH J [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 May 20];27:28-40. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThDPHJo/article/view/259216
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