The correlation between mother's knowledge and parenting toward childhood caries in the remote area

Leny Marlina A. Pinat, Darmawan Setijanto, Taufan Bramantoro

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Caries in children has been a health problem worldwide due to its high prevalence. Children's dental health implicates interaction between child, parent and dentist. Mother's knowledge and behaviour in maintaining children's dental health affect children behaviour. There are three types of parenting such as authoritative, authoritarian and permissive. This study was to analyze the correlation between mother's knowledge and parenting toward elementary school children's caries prevention in remote area. This study was cross sectional using simple random sampling. The samples consisted 40 mothers with 6-9 years old children in the Oelnaineno Village, Takari sub-district Takari, Kupang. Data obtained from questionnaire to measure mothers' knowledge and parenting type in attempt of elementary school children's caries prevention. Multinomial logistic regression was used with significance level on p=0.05 There was significant correlation between mothers' knowledge and parenting (p=0,042). Mothers' parenting is affected by knowledge that affects the children. Mother with good knowledge used authoritative parenting. Mothers with authoritative parenting have the lowest prevalence of children's caries. Mothers' knowledge and parenting correlated to prevent dental caries in elementary school children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)905-908
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Children caries
  • Knowledge
  • Mothers parenting
  • Remote area


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