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Revista Médica Electrónica

versión On-line ISSN 1684-1824

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CABALLERO LOPEZ, Dunia; CRUZ MORALES, Rosario  y  LIMONTA VIDAL, Elena del Rosario. Cognitive level on oral hygiene and chronic gingivitis in teenagers: President Kennedy College. Venezuela.2006. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.4. ISSN 1684-1824.

We carried out an observational, descriptive, transversal study with 68 teenagers of the President Kennedy College, President Kennedy College, Community Julian Blanco, North Petare Parrish, Municipality of Sucre, Caracas Metropolitan District State, in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, during the period from September to December 2006 with the objective of evaluating the cognitive level on oral hygiene and chronic gingivitis in 14-years-old students. A closed questions survey was applied to each of the students. The results of this study showed that 95.6 % of the students questioned about oral hygiene answered incorrectly the question related with the structures included in brushing, and 72.1 % of them answered incorrectly the question related with brushing and the manifestation of gingivitis. 86.6 % of the female teenagers and 50.0 % of the male ones had a medium cognitive level on oral hygiene. The male teenagers had a 52.6 % of inadequate knowledge on chronic gingivitis. It was concluded that there was a medium cognitive level on oral hygiene and an inadequate one among the teenagers (184)

Palabras clave : ORAL HYGIENE [estatics & numerical dates]; ORAL HYGIENE [education].

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