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Conference Paper: Relationship between caregivers'reading habits and their child’s oral health

TitleRelationship between caregivers'reading habits and their child’s oral health
Authors
KeywordsBehavioral science
Children and Outcome (Health)
Issue Date2013
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
The 2nd Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research - Asia Pacific Region (IADR-APR), Bangkok, Thailand, 21-23 August 2013. In Journal of Dental Research, 2013, v. 92 Special Issue B: abstract no. 422 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To describe the relationship between caregiver’s multilingual reading habits and the oral health status of pre-school children in Hong Kong Method: A random sample of three hundred and one child/parent dyads was recruited from the kindergartens in Hong Kong Island. Eligibility criteria included the caregivers who were able to speak Cantonese and read traditional Chinese script. The caregiver’s self-reports of socio-demographics and multilingual reading habits were collected. Two locally-developed and validated oral health literacy assessment tasks, Hong Kong Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry-30 (HKREALD-30) and Hong Kong Oral Health Literacy Assessment Task for Paediatric Dentistry (HKOHLAT-P), were administered to caregivers to assess their oral health literacy levels. Children’s oral health status was assessed [dental caries experience- dmft and oral hygiene status- Visible Plaque Index (VPI)] Results: The results ascertained that the caregivers’ practice of reading print Chinese was significantly associated with the caregivers’ oral health literacy scores (p<0.001). Moreover, the caregivers’ English reading habits were more significantly associated with the child’s dmft (p<0.001) compared to that of the Chinese reading habits (p=.001). Conclusion: Reading texts in an additional language (i.e. English in this case) is significantly associated with child’s oral health status, indicating that Caregivers’ multilingual literacy—especially involving a lingua franca for medical and health knowledge, can be a protective factor for child health. This abstract is based on research that was funded entirely or partially by an outside source: Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (Ref: 760009)
DescriptionConference Theme: We are the Future
Poster Presentation
Session 22: P2
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192582
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 4.602
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.714

 

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dc.contributor.authorParthasarathy, DSen_US
dc.contributor.authorBridges, SMen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, CPJen_US
dc.contributor.authorYiu, CKYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, HMen_US
dc.contributor.authorAu, TKFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-18T05:06:49Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-18T05:06:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2nd Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research - Asia Pacific Region (IADR-APR), Bangkok, Thailand, 21-23 August 2013. In Journal of Dental Research, 2013, v. 92 Special Issue B: abstract no. 422en_US
dc.identifier.issn0022-0345-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192582-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: We are the Future-
dc.descriptionPoster Presentation-
dc.descriptionSession 22: P2-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To describe the relationship between caregiver’s multilingual reading habits and the oral health status of pre-school children in Hong Kong Method: A random sample of three hundred and one child/parent dyads was recruited from the kindergartens in Hong Kong Island. Eligibility criteria included the caregivers who were able to speak Cantonese and read traditional Chinese script. The caregiver’s self-reports of socio-demographics and multilingual reading habits were collected. Two locally-developed and validated oral health literacy assessment tasks, Hong Kong Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry-30 (HKREALD-30) and Hong Kong Oral Health Literacy Assessment Task for Paediatric Dentistry (HKOHLAT-P), were administered to caregivers to assess their oral health literacy levels. Children’s oral health status was assessed [dental caries experience- dmft and oral hygiene status- Visible Plaque Index (VPI)] Results: The results ascertained that the caregivers’ practice of reading print Chinese was significantly associated with the caregivers’ oral health literacy scores (p<0.001). Moreover, the caregivers’ English reading habits were more significantly associated with the child’s dmft (p<0.001) compared to that of the Chinese reading habits (p=.001). Conclusion: Reading texts in an additional language (i.e. English in this case) is significantly associated with child’s oral health status, indicating that Caregivers’ multilingual literacy—especially involving a lingua franca for medical and health knowledge, can be a protective factor for child health. This abstract is based on research that was funded entirely or partially by an outside source: Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (Ref: 760009)-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dental Researchen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Dental Research. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.subjectBehavioral science-
dc.subjectChildren and Outcome (Health)-
dc.titleRelationship between caregivers'reading habits and their child’s oral healthen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailBridges, SM: sbridges@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, CPJ: mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailYiu, CKY: ckyyiu@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, HM: wonghmg@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailAu, TKF: terryau@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume92en_US
dc.identifier.issueSpecial Issue B: abstract no. 422en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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