Oral health promoting factors: a preliminary survey on knowledge, attitude and practise among caregivers in Udaipur, India
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To assess the level and determine the relationship between knowledge, attitudes and practices related to oral health promoting factors among secondary caregivers attending day-care centres.
A cross-sectional descriptive survey.
A survey was conducted among 110 caregivers in Udaipur. Data were collected through self-administered questionnaire addressing aspects of knowledge, attitudes and practises of oral health promoting factors in children.
Caregivers age, education and duration of employment were significantly associated with knowledge, attitude and practise scores (p ≤ 0.05). Primary job option and number of children under care were significantly associated with practise scores. A positive relationship was found between the average knowledge, attitude and practise scores of respondents, but this was not statistically significant (p ≥ 0.05).
General Linear Model (GLM) with Bonferroni post hoc was used for statistical analysis.
Good understanding of caregiver knowledge and attitude is essential for oral health promotion efforts to be effective.
KeywordsAttitudes Caregivers Child day-care centres Knowledge Oral health
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