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J Islam Dent Assoc Iran 2019, 31(1): 33-39 Back to browse issues page
Assessing the Awareness of Parents and Satisfaction of Children with Intraoral Space Maintainers
Hoda Shamsaddin 1, Raziyeh Shojaeipour * 2, Tanaz Haghighat Seir 3, Zahra Pouraskari 3, Mahsa Sayadizadeh 4
1- Assistant Professor, Oral and Dental Diseases Research Center, AND Kerman Social Determinants on Oral Health Research Center, AND Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Oral and Dental Diseases Research Center, AND Kerman Social Determinants on Oral Health Research Center, AND Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , sinadina3@gmail.com
3- Dentistry Student, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4- Postgraduate Student, Oral and Dental Diseases Research Center, AND Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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Background and Aim: Space maintenance is an important process in the mixed dentition as a preventive measure for multiple malocclusion problems related to the loss of arch length. The awareness of parents and the satisfaction of children are two critical factors determining the efficacy of space maintainers. The aim of this study was to as-sess the level of parents’ awareness of space maintainers in their children’s oral cavity and the level of their children’s satisfaction with these appliances.
Materials and Methods: In the present descriptive-analytical study, a questionnaire was completed by 200 elementary school children, aged 6-12 years old, and by their parents, which was consisted of four main categories: 1) demographic data, 2) parents’ occupation and educational level, 3) parents’ awareness of the uses and maintenance of space maintainers, 4) children’s satisfaction with space maintainers. Data collected from these questionnaires were analyzed in Stata 14 software. The significance level was set at P<0.05.
Results: The mean awareness score of the parents was 57%, with no significant relationship with their educational level or occupation (P=0.819). The mean score of the children's satisfaction was 74%; however, the satisfaction significantly decreased with age (P=0.05). There was a significant correlation between children's satisfaction and the type of space maintainer (P=0.0001).
Conclusion: The level of awareness of parents about the usage, maintenance, and advantages of space maintainers was average, whereas the satisfaction of children with the usage, maintenance, and comfort of space maintainers was high.
Keywords: Space Maintenance, Patient Satisfaction, Child, Parents, Awareness
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Pediatric Dentistry
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Shamsaddin H, Shojaeipour R, Haghighat Seir T, Pouraskari Z, Sayadizadeh M. Assessing the Awareness of Parents and Satisfaction of Children with Intraoral Space Maintainers. J Islam Dent Assoc Iran. 2019; 31 (1) :33-39
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