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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 2 ( April-June, 2016 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Psychosocial Effects of Fractured Anterior Teeth among Rural Children

Ramesh Venkatesan, Mohan Naveen, Ravi Teja, Sai K Vallabhaneni, Selva B Arumugam

Keywords : Attribute, Fracture, Psychosocial, Trauma

Citation Information : Venkatesan R, Naveen M, Teja R, Vallabhaneni SK, Arumugam SB. Psychosocial Effects of Fractured Anterior Teeth among Rural Children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016; 9 (2):128-130.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1348

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-02-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Aim: The aim of the study is to determine how rural children view children with visible incisor fracture. Materials and methods: Class 7 (aged 11–12 years) and class 10 (aged 14–15 years) schoolchildren (the participants) were invited to make a social judgment about the color photograph of two children (the subjects). Participants were randomly allocated either (i) pictures of children without incisor fracture or (ii) pictures of the same children whose photographs had been digitally modified to visible incisor fracture. Using a child-centered questionnaire, participants rated subjects using a four-point Likert scale for three negative and six positive attributes. Total attribute scores were tested for significant differences, according to whether the subject had visible incisor fracture or not, using multivariate analysis of variance (p < 0.05). Results: Both class 7 and 10 children rated subjects with visible incisor fracture more negatively than the subjects without incisor fracture. Female participants of class 10 have rated the male subject with incisor fracture significantly negatively (p < 0.01) than male subject without incisor fracture. How to cite this article: Venkatesan R, Naveen M, Teja R, Paulindraraj S, Vallabhaneni SK, Arumugam SB. Psychosocial Effects of Fractured Anterior Teeth among Rural Children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2016;9(2):128-130.

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