Inter J Stomatol ›› 2018, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (4): 403-407.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2018.04.006

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An investigation of parents’ knowledge-attitude-practice of early preventive and treatment for malocclusions

Zhang Wenqi1, 2, Wang Hong1, Han Yu1, Yang Shuangyan1, Wang Ruifang1, Wang Chunling1   

  1. 1. Dept. of Orthodontics, Stomatological Hospital of Shandong University, Shangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Oral Tissue Regeneration, Jinan 250012, China;
    2. Dept. of Orthodontics, Stomatological Hospital of Taian, Taian 271000, China
  • Received:2017-10-13 Revised:2018-03-17 Online:2018-07-02 Published:2018-07-02
  • Supported by:

    This study was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (81271140).


Objective To investigate parents’ knowledge-attitudes-practice (KAP) of early preventive and treatment for malocclusions and analyze its influencing factors, further to provide theoretical basis for early prevention and treatment of health education and guide people to participate in early prevention and treatment.Methods By convenient sampling method, parents in Stomatological Hospital of Shandong University were selected and surveyed using KAP questionnaire.Results A total of 520 questionnaires were distributed, and 490 valid questionnaires were collected. The participants had an average score of 14.68±8.21 in knowledge, 29.97±6.45 in attitude, and 32.16±7.04 in practice. Multiple regression analysis showed that the account type and education level had an effect on the scores of knowledge. The type of account type had an effect on the scores of parents’ beliefs. Father or mother, whether parents received orthodontic treatment affect parents’ behavior score.Conclusion Parents have inadequate knowledge in early prevention and treatment of malocclusion and were poor in the attitudes and behavior. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen the early prevention and treatment propaganda work in children’s parents so as to improve the children’s oral health.

Key words: malocclusion, early preventive and treatment, knowledge-attitude-practice, parent

CLC Number: 

  • R783

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