A systematic review of oral health educational media innovation for visually impaired children: Which one brings the best impact of change?

Titis Maulanti, Ira Nurmala

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Abstract

Aim: Various innovations of oral health education media were used to bring an impact on oral health behavior and status among visually impaired children. This paper was aimed to systematically investigate which innovation brings the best impact of change. Methods: A systematic searching strategy in Scopus, PubMed, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, EBSCO, SAGE, and Cochrane Library database was applied in this study, then followed Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guideline. Studies from the last 10 years that investigate the innovation of oral health education media for visually impaired children and its impact on change were included. Results: Of 653 studies identified, 10 were included in the data synthesis. Audio, Braille, audio-tactile performance, verbal, tactile, or combinations were found to be utilized as the alternative media innovation of oral health education for visually impaired children. The combination of two or more media brings the best impacts of oral health behavior and oral health status among them. Conclusions: The combination of oral health education media may involve various senses of learning. Due to its impact on the improvement of oral health behavior and status among visually impaired children, this innovation should be chosen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-452
Number of pages11
JournalSpecial Care in Dentistry
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • media innovation
  • oral health education
  • systematic review
  • visually impaired children

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