Self-perception of personal oral health in Saudi population: a social media approach

AlShahrani, Ibrahim and Tikare, Shreyas and Togoo, Rafi and AlAsere, Yahya and AlAsmari, Ahmed (2015) Self-perception of personal oral health in Saudi population: a social media approach. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 21 (5). pp. 342-348. ISSN 1687-1634

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

Subjective perceptions and perceived needs for dental care in a population can provide important information for policy-makers. This study aimed to assess self-perceived personal oral health status among the Saudi Arabia population who could be accessed through social media. A pre-tested questionnaire for completion online was designed to assess self-perceived oral health via 13 items in 4 domains with weighted scores from 1–3. The questionnaire was uploaded to the Internet and the link to it was made available through popular social networking sites in Saudi Arabia. With respondents recruited by snowball methods a total of 4618 people (57.2% males, 42.8% females) completed the questionnaire. The total mean score for the participants was 23.0 (SD 5.0) (scale range 13–39). Self-perceived oral health was rated as poor by 24.2% of respondents, average by 50.6% and good by 25.2%. Educational level, age and region but not sex were significantly associated with self-perceived oral health.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Dentistry
Divisions | الكلية: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: Shreyas Tikare
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2017 17:49
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2017 17:49
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/2136

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