International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part C
Oral health knowledge among female primary school teachers in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
AUTHOR(S): Nora Meshal Al Rasheed and Ashwin C Shetty
To investigate the oral health knowledge and the contributing factors among primary school teachers in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey of primary school teachers in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was carried out using stratified random sampling technique. A validated Arabic questionnaire was used to determine teachers’ oral health knowledge. Data was entered into a computer and analysed using SPSS. Differences between groups were examined using Chi-square test.
Results: Of the 1420 school teachers responded to the survey, majority had adequate knowledge of causes (56.3%) and prevention of dental caries (92.3%). Statistically significant results were found between the type of school, age, and years of teaching experience with the knowledge of dental caries and its prevention (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The oral health knowledge of the primary school teachers was satisfactory with private primary school teachers having a better knowledge than government school teachers. It is recommended that the effectiveness of oral health education programs in primary schools be evaluated.
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How to cite this article:
Nora Meshal Al Rasheed and Ashwin C Shetty. Oral health knowledge among female primary school teachers in Riyadh city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2017; 3(4): 164-170.