Volume 28, Issue 2 (Monthly-may 2017)                   Stud Med Sci 2017, 28(2): 101-111 | Back to browse issues page

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urmia university of medical sciences , moradi.i90@gmail.com
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Background & Aims: Oral health care is an essential part of dental treatments for patients with a history of oral inflammatory diseases. The most important step in achieving patient cooperation is oral hygiene education. Several factors influence cooperation such as, patient satisfaction, age and gender. The present study aimed to evaluate patients' satisfaction from training methods and to determine the effects of age and sex of the patients on their learning from different educational methods.

Materials & Methods: Interested participants referring to dental clinics in the study were examined and a score of 2 or less was included in this study. Patients aged 18 years and older and were randomly divided into 4 groups of 90 people. The first group was trained by oral presentation. For the second group, in addition to oral teaching, dental model was used either. An exam was added to the third group and the fourth group received education on their own mouth in addition to other educations received in the third group. Immediately after education, all groups were tested and the test was repeated six months later and the data were recorded. The four groups of Salomon were used to eliminate Hawthorne effect in this study.

Results: There was no significant difference between men and women in learning. The correlation between scores and age showed that with increasing age, learning improves. Also, with more sophisticated training, patient satisfaction increases.

Conclusion: With better education, patient satisfaction increases. Finally, we conclude that inclusion of practical training methods enhances the effectiveness of learning.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: پریودونتیکس