Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002413
Title: Effectiveness of good behavior game on oral health among children - A randomized trial
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the good behavior game (GBG), a pediatric clinic‑based contingency dental hygiene program. Background: Oral health education programs have been considered as an important part of oral health policies. There has been a serious lack of effective dental hygiene programs that are taking place in the schools. Reviews show that these are relatively ineffective on the oral health of children. Thus, instructions that modify the behavior of children should be implemented. GBG is a universal intervention which is cost‑effective and easy to implement behavior procedure from applied behavior analysis. Materials and Methods: Estimation of debris index simplified (DI‑S) and dental caries index was carried out. Children in Group 1 were given oral health education through instructional oral hygiene program. Children in Group 2 were allowed to participate in GBG thrice a week. The DI‑S and dental caries index were recorded after 2 weeks and 4 weeks after the intervention in both the groups. Result: In Group 2, the good oral hygiene score increased from 10% to 89% 2 weeks after the intervention. There was a relative decrease in the percentage of children who scored fair and poor also. At the end of 4‑week follow‑up, 90% of children had good oral hygiene. In Group 1, there was a significant improvement in oral hygiene after 2 weeks, but it was not significant after 4 weeks. Conclusion: This study demonstrated that implementation of GBG‑based oral health education program is an easy and cost‑effective method for teaching oral health instructions and preventing oral diseases in children. Hence, this study shows that Good Behavior Game (GBG) is an effective intervention for teaching basic oral health concepts among school children.

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    J. Chandrapooja, Ganesh Jeevanandan*

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    Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ganesh Jeevanandan, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    J. Chandrapooja, Ganesh Jeevanandan*

    Title:Effectiveness of good behavior game on oral health among children - A randomized trial
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (August)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1482-1486)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Debris index, Dental caries index, Good behavior game
    Research Materials:Children

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Debris index Dental caries index Good behavior game

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