International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Assess the knowledge regarding preventive oral health among nursing students in NNI


Jedsa Mol Jacob, Aruna MSc (N), Somesula Suchitra, Arumugam Indira, Kalavathi B

Introduction: Oral health is standard of health of oral and related tissues which enables an individual’s to eat, speak and socialize without active disease discomfort or embracement and which contributing to general wellbeing. The prevalence of oral diseases varies by geographical region and availability and accessibility of oral health are very strong. The prevalence of dental caries and periodontal diseases with improvements in oral hygienic and a decrease in the consumption of sugar.
Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge regarding preventive oral health among nursing students. To find out the association between the level of knowledge regarding preventive oral health among nursing students with their selected socio demographic variables.
Material and Method: The present study was conducted by using quantitative research approach and descriptive design was adopted. The Samples were selected by using non -probability convenience sampling technique.
Result and Discussion: In relation to level of knowledge 4(13.3%) nursing students had A, 11(36.7%) nursing students had B+, 11(36.7%) nursing students had B, 4(13.3%) nursing students had C.
Conclusion: The study concluded that 4(13.3%)nursing students are having more than 75%(A) knowledge, 11(36.7%) nursing students are having more than 65%(B+) knowledge,11(36.7%) nursing students are having more than 55%(B) knowledge, 4(13.3% nursing students are having more than 50%(C) knowledge regarding preventive oral health.
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Jedsa Mol Jacob, Aruna MSc (N), Somesula Suchitra, Arumugam Indira, Kalavathi B. Assess the knowledge regarding preventive oral health among nursing students in NNI. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 342-345
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