The Effectiveness of the Singing Method on Knowledge of Brushing Teeth in Mentally Disabled Children at SLB Paedagogia Surabaya in 2023
One of the effects of a lack of knowledge about how to maintain dental hygiene is having dental health problems such as cavities. Provision of health education can increase health knowledge. In certain circumstances, especially in mentally retarded children, the health of their teeth and mouth is neglected. A study has shown that mentally retarded children have a risk of poor dental and oral health. It is important for mentally retarded children to gain knowledge, so they can take care of and develop themselves. The problem in this study is the lack of knowledge about brushing teeth in mentally retarded children at SLB Paedagogia Surabaya. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of the singing method on knowledge about brushing teeth in mentally retarded children at SLB Paedagogia Surabaya. This type of research is a true experiment with a pretest-posttest design with a control group, with research subjects as many as 30 mentally retarded children who were divided into 2 groups. The data collection instrument used was a questionnaire. The data analysis technique uses the Wilcoxon test and the Mann-Whitney test. There is the effectiveness of the singing method on knowledge about brushing teeth in mentally retarded children at SLB Paedagogia Surabaya in 2023.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 DEWI DE FATIMAH
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlikel 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).