International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part C
Assessment of periodontal diseases related knowledge in female middle school teachers of Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
AUTHOR(S): Sara Abdulaziz-Albwardi and Ashwin C-Shetty
To assess the knowledge of periodontal health and the contributing factors among middle school teachers in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1. This study involved a questionnaire survey of preschool children between the age of 4 and 6 2. Years in the city of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabi.
Methods: An online questionnaire based cross-sectional survey of middle school teachers was conducted in Riyadh city using a stratified random sampling method. Data analysis was performed using SPSS. Differences between groups were examined using Chi-square test for linear trends and cross tabulations to compare responses from different groups.
Results: Of the 898 middle school teachers responded to the survey, majority of teachers had sufficient knowledge of causes and prevention of gingivitis. Statistical significance were found based on type of school, age, and years of teaching experience in relation to the knowledge of periodontal diseases (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The oral health knowledge was found satisfactory among the middle school teachers. However, there is still a need for improving oral health knowledge among school teachers on periodontal diseases and its prevention.
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How to cite this article:
Sara Abdulaziz-Albwardi and Ashwin C-Shetty. Assessment of periodontal diseases related knowledge in female middle school teachers of Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2017; 3(4): 155-163.