International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


Comparison between Conventional Health Promotion and Use of Cartoon Animation in Delivering Oral Health Education
Dr. Mohd Zulkarnain Sinor

Dental caries is a multi-factorial disease which can be prevented. Oral health education is part of the strategies in preventing dental caries, especially among preschool children. This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of cartoon animation as a medium in delivering oral health education. This is an intervention study involving 2 pre-schools which were randomly. One school received cartoon animation as a source of oral health education (intervention group) and for the other school; oral health education was given by dental nurses (control group). Oral hygiene knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) score were assessed using guided questionnaires. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 12 by SPSS Inc. USA. Result shows that there is a statistical difference (p < 0.05) in KAP level between the groups and also between times. From this study, it is concluded that cartoon animation as a medium was more effective and sustainable in delivering oral health education messages compared to traditional method.

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