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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 22-25

Interventive empowerment program to improve dental health knowledge for people living with HIV, teenagers, and visitors of public health center in red district area

Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

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Dr. Taufan Bramantoro
Mayjend. Prof. Moestopo No. 47, Surabaya, East Java
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_223_18

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Aims: The aim of the study is to actuating willingness and ability to maintain and improve dental health in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) community. Subjects and Methods: Problem finding is intervened through group approach method and using supporting media in the form of book and audiovisual. The intervention targets consisted of primary groups (PLHIV-assisted group) and secondary (visitors of public health center, junior and senior high school students) as supportive of promotive and preventive efforts. The statistical analysis for this study was done using SPSS 17 (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) software (SPSS Inc., Chicago, Illinois). Results: This program was followed by respondents covering PLHIV group, junior and High school students that are selected as a cadrees and visitors of public health centre. There is enhancement of knowledge and skills in maintaining oral hygiene after intervention with an average before intervention of 55.33% increased to 86.67%. Conclusions: The empowerment program produces good results seen from the respondents have been able to explain and practice how to brush teeth properly and correctly after some intervention programs.

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