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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of School Teachers toward Oral Health in Davangere, India

Prabhadevi C Maganur, V Satish, TD Vishwas, MC Dayanand

Keywords : Attitude, Knowledge, Practice, Teachers

Citation Information : Maganur PC, Satish V, Vishwas T, Dayanand M. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of School Teachers toward Oral Health in Davangere, India. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017; 10 (1):89-95.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1413

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-03-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of school teachers toward oral health. Settings and design: Descriptive study. Materials and methods: School teachers (n = 150) of Davangere city were recruited into this study. The subjects completed a questionnaire that aimed to evaluate teachers\' knowledge, attitudes, and practices on oral health. Statistical analysis: The results were statistically analyzed and percentage was calculated. Results and conclusion: The participants\' oral hygiene habits were found to be regular. The majority of teachers showed good knowledge on oral health. Most of the teachers in this study recognized the importance of oral health. The majority of teachers did incorporate the importance of oral health in teaching and educating children in the school. But, not all teachers are involved effectively. So, the teachers should be trained comprehensively regarding importance of oral health and creating awareness on oral health promotion for their students in combination with health care personnel.


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