Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 11 - 2020
Knowledge and Awareness of Saudi General Public towards the Emergency Management of Dental Trauma; A Survey Based Study in Riyadh
Heba Abduljabbar, Abeer Al Assaf, Abeer Al Mansour and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari*
Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Shahzeb Hasan Ansari, Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: September 21, 2020; Published: October 22, 2020




Abstract

Introduction: Children are more susceptible to dental injuries than the adults, hence knowledge at parental level is absolutely necessary on how first respond when such an incidence happens. However, it has been seen that compliance and cooperation and family involvement right from the moment of injury is of utmost importance.

Materials and Methods: This is a cross sectional study conducted among the Saudi general public using an online survey. An online questionnaire was designed using Google Forms with questions related to age, gender, socioeconomic status, educational levels and previous dental history followed by knowledge and awareness related questions.

Results: The value of Chronbach alpha was .834, which suggests that the survey used in our study was reliable. Descriptive statistics revealed that among a total number of N = 848 participants, n = 128 (15%) were males and n = 720 (85%) were females. Regarding their age groups, n = 327 (38.56%) belonged to 18 - 30 years, n = 298 (35.14%) to 31 - 45 years, n = 163 (19.22%) to 46 - 60 years and n = 60 (7.07%) to 60+ years.

Conclusion: Overall knowledge of the participants regarding the basic trauma related protocol is on the lower side.

Keywords: Dental Trauma; Knowledge; Saudi Public

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Citation: Shahzeb Hasan Ansari., et al. “Knowledge and Awareness of Saudi General Public towards the Emergency Management of Dental Trauma; A Survey Based Study in Riyadh”.EC Dental Science 19.11 (2020): 03-19.

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