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Oral Hygiene Habits Among 6-12 Year Religious School Students
Medical Forum Monthly. 2014; 25 (14): 23-25
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-192022
Responsible library: EMRO
ABSTRACT

Objective:

To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices for oral hygiene habits among 6-12 years religious school students Study

Design:

Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Stud This study was carried out at the Department of Community Dentistry, LUMHS, l Jamshoro from 15 July to 10 August 2014. Materials and

Methods:

Cross sectional research was conducted among the religious students of Madarsa Jamia Ghousia Taheria Matiari [Rural Area] and Mumtaz ul Madaris Hirabad Hyderabad [Urban Area]. Madrasas were selected on convenient bases. Religious students between age group 6-12 year male only were included in the study. All the students were asked the questions from self-administered questionnaire and were ticked the answers. Data were analyzed in statistical package for social sciences [SPSS] version 16.

Results:

Majority of religious students from rural and urban areas were cleaning their teeth once a day. 36% from rural and 28% from urban areas reported for miswak [chewing stick] followed by tooth brush and tooth powder, no one was using dental floss. 59% reported for occasionally usage of miswak at the time of ablution [wadoo]. Only 10% religious students were rinsing their mouth after meal. 65% religious students were complaining of bad smell.

Conclusion:

it is concluded that oral health knowledge, attitude and practices [KAP] among study participants were poor and needs to be improved
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Index: IMEMR (Eastern Mediterranean) Language: English Journal: Med. Forum Mon. Year: 2014
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Index: IMEMR (Eastern Mediterranean) Language: English Journal: Med. Forum Mon. Year: 2014