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Knowledge and Awareness Regarding Avulsion and Its Immediate Treatment in School Teachers in Bangalore City (South).

Prathyusha P, Harshini T, Haripriya B, Pramod IJ, Swathi K, Samyuktha CL - J Int Oral Health (2015)

Bottom Line: Questionnaire forms were distributed among teachers.Overall the knowledge in this regard is grossly inadequate.Their answers were based on intuition rather than information.

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Affiliation: Professor & Head, Department of Pedodontics, CKS Teja Institute of Dental Sciences, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dental traumas are most common in children in school environment. Teachers often come across such emergency situations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate aware-ness of teachers regarding traumas & emergency management.

Material and methods: A total of 123 teachers participated in this survey. Questionnaire forms were distributed among teachers. The data was collected and analysed.

Results: Results showed that 97.5%of teachers received no orientation regarding this, 33.3% of them felt they cannot identify the tooth, 52% opined they would not pick up the tooth, 62.6% felt they should clean with water, 44.7% said they would take the child to dental office, 38.2% would seek professional help immediately, 63.4% of them said they would not be able to replace the tooth back & 40.7% of them felt they prefer water to store the tooth.

Conclusion: Overall the knowledge in this regard is grossly inadequate. Their answers were based on intuition rather than information. This study suggests urgent need for campaigns & training programs for instructors who are usually the first to witness traumas in schools.

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Knowledge and Awareness Regarding Avulsion and Its Immediate Treatment in School Teachers in Bangalore City (South).

Prathyusha P, Harshini T, Haripriya B, Pramod IJ, Swathi K, Samyuktha CL - J Int Oral Health (2015)

Response of the participants to the questionnaire
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Response of the participants to the questionnaire
Bottom Line: Questionnaire forms were distributed among teachers.Overall the knowledge in this regard is grossly inadequate.Their answers were based on intuition rather than information.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Professor & Head, Department of Pedodontics, CKS Teja Institute of Dental Sciences, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dental traumas are most common in children in school environment. Teachers often come across such emergency situations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate aware-ness of teachers regarding traumas & emergency management.

Material and methods: A total of 123 teachers participated in this survey. Questionnaire forms were distributed among teachers. The data was collected and analysed.

Results: Results showed that 97.5%of teachers received no orientation regarding this, 33.3% of them felt they cannot identify the tooth, 52% opined they would not pick up the tooth, 62.6% felt they should clean with water, 44.7% said they would take the child to dental office, 38.2% would seek professional help immediately, 63.4% of them said they would not be able to replace the tooth back & 40.7% of them felt they prefer water to store the tooth.

Conclusion: Overall the knowledge in this regard is grossly inadequate. Their answers were based on intuition rather than information. This study suggests urgent need for campaigns & training programs for instructors who are usually the first to witness traumas in schools.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus