Brief Report: Remotely Delivered Video Modeling for Improving Oral Hygiene in Children with ASD: A Pilot Study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Children with autism have heightened risk of developing oral health problems. Interventions targeting at-home oral hygiene habits may be the most effective means of improving oral hygiene outcomes in this population. This randomized control trial examined the effectiveness of a 3-week video-modeling brushing intervention delivered to patients over the internet. Eighteen children with autism were assigned to an Intervention or Control video condition. Links to videos were delivered via email twice daily. Blind clinical examiners provided plaque index ratings at baseline, midpoint, and endpoint. Results show oral hygiene improvements in both groups, with larger effect sizes in the Intervention condition. The findings provide preliminary support for the use of internet-based interventions to improve oral hygiene for children with autism.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Popple, B; Wall, C; Flink, L; Powell, K; Discepolo, K; Keck, D; Mademtzi, M; Volkmar, F; Shic, F

Published Date

  • August 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2791 - 2796

PubMed ID

  • 27106570

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4939106

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3432

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0162-3257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10803-016-2795-4


  • eng