Knowledge and Awareness of School Teachers of Jaipur in Emergency Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries
Yashi Sharma, Bharathi N Padiyar, Mili R Meghpara
Emergency, School teachers, Traumatic dental injuries
Citation Information :
Sharma Y, Padiyar BN, Meghpara MR. Knowledge and Awareness of School Teachers of Jaipur in Emergency Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2021; 6 (3):102-106.
Introduction: Accidents in the school environment due to falls are very common and are the prime cause of traumatic dental injuries. Hence, it is of great importance to assess the knowledge of people present at the site of accident.
Aim: To evaluate knowledge and awareness of school teachers of Jaipur about emergency management of dental trauma.
Methodology: A custom-made questionnaire was distributed amongst 187 school teachers consisting of three parts. The first part of the questionnaire consisted of personal and professional details. The second part assessed teachers’ general knowledge about trauma and its prevalence. The third part consisted of case scenarios about some common traumatic dental injuries (TDIs). Chi-square test was done to describe the strength of the associations.
Results: The overall knowledge of school teachers regarding management of TDIs was found to be satisfactory.
Conclusion: Despite good knowledge and awareness regarding management of dental trauma, school teachers of Jaipur had a good attitude toward learning about management of dental trauma.
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