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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 10-12

Educational banner as a media to oral health during pregnancy phase information for pregnant women with lower secondary social economy

Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Titiek Berniyanti
Mayjend. Prof. Moestopo No. 47, Surabaya, East Java
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_220_18

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Aims and Objective: Pregnant women become groups that need special attention with regard to their oral health and the health of their baby candidates. Gingivitis is very common in pregnant women due to increased estrogen and progesterone hormones. Surabaya Public Health Centre recorded incidence of periodontal disease in pregnant women between September and October 2017, that is, 42.8%. From epidemiological research conducted, the primary data collected and problem priority listed to get the risk factor causing gingivitis with tartar caused one of them by lack of facility and infrastructure of pregnant woman to know about the importance of visit to dental health service. Subjects and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study conducted with 31 participants, with pre- and posttest design. The type of program evaluation we use in this empowerment program is the type of outcome evaluation. Evaluation of the results was conducted to measure whether pregnant mothers have already understood the material on educational banner media. Results: There is score increase between pre- and posttest. Total score on pretest of 220 is as much as 44% while the total score of posttest is 460, that is, as much as 92%. This indicates an increase in the number of questions answered correctly by 52%. Conclusions: Educational banner can improve the understanding of pregnant women about the importance of visits to the dentist.

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