International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part B
Assessment of oral hygiene awareness in geriatric patients visiting dental clinic in north India
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Nidhi Shrivastava, Dr. Ankur Shrivastava, Dr. Sandhya Mishra and Dr. Marisha Bhandari
ABSTRACT:Aim: To assess and learn oral health awareness and hygiene practices among geriatric patients.Materials and Methods: A total of 100 patients in the age group of 60 years and above were selected using random sampling technique. A self-administered structured questionnaire including 20 multiple choice questions was given to them. The results were analyzed using percentage. Results: The result of this study shows an acute lack of oral hygiene awareness and limited knowledge of oral hygiene practices. Conclusions: Hence, there is an urgent need for comprehensive educational programs to promote good oral hygiene awareness and its impact on systemic health and impart education about correct oral hygiene practices
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Dr. Nidhi Shrivastava, Dr. Ankur Shrivastava, Dr. Sandhya Mishra and Dr. Marisha Bhandari. Assessment of oral hygiene awareness in geriatric patients visiting dental clinic in north India. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2018; 4(2): 76-79.