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The Journal of Community Health Management


Assessment of knowledge, behaviour and attitude of assorted professionals in a University of Central India towards preventive oral and dental care: A cross-sectional study


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Author Details : Megha Jain, Sahana Ashok, Anish Gupta, Vrinda Saxena, Manish Jain, Shubhangi Mhaske, Swati Saawarn

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 76-82


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Abstract

Present study was aimed to analyze knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of various professional groups towards preventive oral and dental care. A cross sectional survey was conducted on 474 subjects of various professional groups including pharmacy, nursing, paramedical, media, engineering and hotel management institutes utilizing a pretested structured questionnaire. Data collected was analysed using chi-square test. A p value < 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant. As a result, we found that study subjects had fair knowledge regarding self care practices. Although subjects had excellent knowledge about preventive oral and dental care and its significance but their attitude towards the same was found to be casual. This study represented a comprehensive overview of the oral and dental health knowledge, behaviour and attitude of various professional groups. To conclude, there is constant urge for stimulation and motivation of study subjects towards prevention of oral and dental problems.

Keywords:
Oral health, Knowledge, Attitude

How to cite : Jain M, Ashok S, Gupta A, Saxena V, Jain M, Mhaske S, Saawarn S, Assessment of knowledge, behaviour and attitude of assorted professionals in a University of Central India towards preventive oral and dental care: A cross-sectional study. J Community Health Manag 2017;4(2):76-82

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