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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 69-72

A study to assess the oral health-related knowledge, attitude, and practices among the female healthcare workers of a tertiary health care hospital


1 Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
2 Professor, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
3 Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontics, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
4 Statistician, Department of Research, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. R Sushma
Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences and Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INPC.INPC_54_19

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Background: Physiological conditions such as pregnancy, puberty, menstrual cycle, menopause and other conditions like hormonal contraception and hormonal therapy all influence women's oral health. Aims and Objectives: The rationale behind the present study was to get the statistics of the knowledge, awareness, and of the oral health practice of the female population working in a deemed university in a rural area Karad in south West Maharashtra India. Materials and Methods: A specially designed questionnaire based on knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) was used. Results: 58.8% of the participants had good knowledge regarding the overall oral health. 79.9% of the study participants had an excellent attitude towards their oral health care 75.1% of the study population practiced good oral care protocols. Conclusion: Oral hygiene if practiced on a regular basis would help prevent a number of oral diseases but if ignored, would lead to a plethora of dental problems.


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