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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 37-39

Self-made herbal mouthwash training in elderly community as an empowerment program for improving oral hygiene

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_229_18

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Aims: The aim of this study is to improve the knowledge and skills of the elderly how to make herbal mouthwash. Subjects and Methods: The method used in this program was a method of counseling and direct reenactment with individual and group approach using combination method, which was the demonstration of how to make herbal mouthwash. The statistical analysis for this study was using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 17 software (SPSS Inc., Chicago, Illinois). Results: The percentage of the mean value of the achievement of elderly cadre about the knowledge of material in herbal mouthwash making was 100%, and the percentage of the mean value of the achievement of elderly cadre about the ability of how to make mouthwash herbal was 93.61%. Conclusions: Based on the results of empowerment, this program was an effective medium for the elderly to be able to maintain and monitor the health of their teeth and mouth.

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