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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2021, Vol. 7 Issue 3, Part A

Validation of indigenously developed video for teaching tooth brushing to children with autism spectrum disorder

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Sakshi Chawla, Dr. Mousumi Goswami and Dr. Aayushi Sangal
ABSTRACT:Aim: Validation of indigenously developed video for teaching tooth brushing to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Methodology: This prospective pilot study was carried out in 10 participants of age 5-12 years. The developed video was taught to incorporate in the routine and transferred in parent’s smartphones after assessing their baseline descriptive, plaque index, tooth brushing efficiency and time required for perform the activity. The intention was to assess the improvement in tooth brushing technique and the ability of the child to comprehend and follow the instruction as shown in the video.
Results: In first visit, most of the children with ASD were incapable of grasping the toothbrush properly and had irregular tooth brushing practices. The mean plaque score (Loe and Silness) has improved from 2.04 ± 0.65 to 2.03 ± 0.12 (p>0.05) in the second visit and significantly improved from the baseline to third visit (p<0.05). Parental perception also highlighted improved compliance towards tooth brushing than before. The children showed less reluctance for tooth brushing which was a common concern for all the 10 set of parents.
Conclusion: Videos provides more comprehensible and structured way to deliver information and teach the desired action for the audience. Various tasks can be taught to children with ASD which may help children to cope better in dental environments during treatment.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sakshi Chawla, Dr. Mousumi Goswami, Dr. Aayushi Sangal. Validation of indigenously developed video for teaching tooth brushing to children with autism spectrum disorder. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(3):11-15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i3a.1273
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