International Journal of Preventive and Clinical Dental Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 10--13

Association between clinical and subjective oral health status among schoolgoing children in South Bengaluru


BS Shakuntala1, Manasi Pradeep Kulkarni2, P Sirisha1 
1 Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Post-Graduate Student, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manasi Pradeep Kulkarni
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru - 560 074, Karnataka
India

Introduction: A number of self-report measures have been developed that assess the subjective health status such as dental neglect; dental anxiety and oral health related quality of life. Aim: To access the association between clinical and subjective oral health status among school going children in south Bangalore. Methods: 300 completed questionnaires designed to measure oral health indicators were collected from both children (6-10 yrs) and parents. Caries was assessed using dmft index. Result: Out of 300 children examined 55.3% - girls 44.7% - boys. Children with infrequent brushing had more caries. 28% of parents monitored their children while 42% brushed on their own. More than half of the parents and children thought it was necessary to visit dentist frequently and oral health would affect general health. Conclusion: In our study dental self-report items showed high level concordance between child and parents and was found to be clinically valid.


How to cite this article:
Shakuntala B S, Kulkarni MP, Sirisha P. Association between clinical and subjective oral health status among schoolgoing children in South Bengaluru.Int J Prev Clin Dent Res 2018;5:10-13


How to cite this URL:
Shakuntala B S, Kulkarni MP, Sirisha P. Association between clinical and subjective oral health status among schoolgoing children in South Bengaluru. Int J Prev Clin Dent Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];5:10-13
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