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Parent's Sense of Coherence and Children's Oral Health-Related Behaviors: Is There an Association?
Pediatr Dent. 2018 Jan 01; 40(1):23-29.PD

Abstract

PURPOSE

Parental capacity to face day-to-day stressors has a relevant role in recognizing and mobilizing resources to control children's oral health behaviors. This capacity has been explored by means of the sense of coherence. The purpose of this study was to explore the association between mothers' sense of coherence (SOC) and their preschool children's oral health-related behaviors.

METHODS

Mothers and their pre-school children were recruited during immunization programs at community health centers in Edmonton, Canada. Participants answered eight questions on socio-demographics (covariates), parents' SOC (main independent variable), and children's oral health-related practices (outcome variables). Statistical analyses comprised a two-sample t test, chi-square test, and logistic regression.

RESULTS

A total of 378 pairs of mothers/ children participated in this study. Children's mean age was 3.92±(1.33) years. Mothers' SOC was statistically associated with children's frequency of sugar consumption and frequency and pattern of dental visits. The children of mothers who had higher levels of SOC presented a lower frequency intake of food or drink containing sugar and were more likely to visit the dentist for preventive purposes.

CONCLUSIONS

Mothers' sense of coherence had a significant association with children's oral health-related behaviors; a higher SOC of mothers was associated with more positive behaviors among their children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

PhD candidate, Orthodontic Graduate Program, in the School of Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Assistant professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.Dental general practice resident, University of Calgary.Professor, Academic Unit of Dental Public Health, University of Sheffield, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, U.K.Associate professor, in the School of Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Professor and chair, in the School of Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.Associate professor and head, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada;, Email: maryam.amin@ualberta.ca.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29482678

Citation

Elyasi, Maryam, et al. "Parent's Sense of Coherence and Children's Oral Health-Related Behaviors: Is There an Association?" Pediatric Dentistry, vol. 40, no. 1, 2018, pp. 23-29.
Elyasi M, Abreu LG, Olsen C, et al. Parent's Sense of Coherence and Children's Oral Health-Related Behaviors: Is There an Association? Pediatr Dent. 2018;40(1):23-29.
Elyasi, M., Abreu, L. G., Olsen, C., Baker, S. R., Lai, H., Major, P. W., & Amin, M. (2018). Parent's Sense of Coherence and Children's Oral Health-Related Behaviors: Is There an Association? Pediatric Dentistry, 40(1), 23-29.
Elyasi M, et al. Parent's Sense of Coherence and Children's Oral Health-Related Behaviors: Is There an Association. Pediatr Dent. 2018 Jan 1;40(1):23-29. PubMed PMID: 29482678.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Parent's Sense of Coherence and Children's Oral Health-Related Behaviors: Is There an Association? AU - Elyasi,Maryam, AU - Abreu,Lucas Guimarães, AU - Olsen,Cheyanne, AU - Baker,Sarah R, AU - Lai,Hollis, AU - Major,Paul W, AU - Amin,Maryam, PY - 2018/2/28/entrez PY - 2018/2/28/pubmed PY - 2018/12/12/medline SP - 23 EP - 29 JF - Pediatric dentistry JO - Pediatr Dent VL - 40 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE: Parental capacity to face day-to-day stressors has a relevant role in recognizing and mobilizing resources to control children's oral health behaviors. This capacity has been explored by means of the sense of coherence. The purpose of this study was to explore the association between mothers' sense of coherence (SOC) and their preschool children's oral health-related behaviors. METHODS: Mothers and their pre-school children were recruited during immunization programs at community health centers in Edmonton, Canada. Participants answered eight questions on socio-demographics (covariates), parents' SOC (main independent variable), and children's oral health-related practices (outcome variables). Statistical analyses comprised a two-sample t test, chi-square test, and logistic regression. RESULTS: A total of 378 pairs of mothers/ children participated in this study. Children's mean age was 3.92±(1.33) years. Mothers' SOC was statistically associated with children's frequency of sugar consumption and frequency and pattern of dental visits. The children of mothers who had higher levels of SOC presented a lower frequency intake of food or drink containing sugar and were more likely to visit the dentist for preventive purposes. CONCLUSIONS: Mothers' sense of coherence had a significant association with children's oral health-related behaviors; a higher SOC of mothers was associated with more positive behaviors among their children. SN - 1942-5473 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29482678/Parent's_Sense_of_Coherence_and_Children's_Oral_Health_Related_Behaviors:_Is_There_an_Association L2 - https://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0164-1263&volume=40&issue=1&spage=23&aulast=Elyasi DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -