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, Dr. Marisha Bhandari. Assessment of oral hygiene awareness in geriatric patients visiting dental clinic in north India. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(2):76-79.