Knowledge and attitude regarding management of tooth avulsion injuries among school teachers in rural India.

Shamarao, Supreetha and Jain, Jithesh and Ajagannanavar, Sunil Lingaraj and Haridas, Reshmi and Tikare, Shreyas and Ammanichanda Kalappa, Amrutha (2014) Knowledge and attitude regarding management of tooth avulsion injuries among school teachers in rural India. Knowledge and attitude regarding management of tooth avulsion injuries among school teachers in rural India, 4 (4). pp. 44-48. ISSN 2250-1002

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Abstract

Objectives: Traumatic dento‑alveolar injuries are frequent in children and adolescents, affecting teeth, their supporting structures, and adjacent soft tissues. Because school teachers are likely to be in contact with the child soon after injury, it is important to ascertain their knowledge and attitude about this. Aim: The study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude of school teachers in Coorg with regard to immediate management of avulsed teeth. Materials and Methods: This cross‑sectional study was conducted among school teachers in Coorg district. A self‑administered questionnaire containing 16 questions was given to a sample of 600 school teachers. Results: Descriptive statistics and independent sample t‑test were used for analysis. Only 24.7% teachers thought the tooth was important and wanted to search for the avulsed tooth. Regarding the knowledge about replantation of tooth, 25.7% teachers knew that a fallen tooth can be placed back in the socket. Extraoral time for replantation of the tooth that was opted by 44 teachers (30.3%) was ≤30 min. Conclusion: This survey reflected the lack of experience and inadequate knowledge regarding dental trauma management among school teachers in Coorg. The implications of this study are directed toward education of these school teachers who are involved in the supervision of children in schools.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry
Divisions: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: Shreyas Tikare
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 18:34
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 18:34
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/2333

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