Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Awareness Level of Periodontal Health and Adverse Outcomes among Pregnant Women – A Questionnaire Study

Authors : Dr. Nandini Manjunath, Dr. Shilpa Shetty, Dr. Fathimath Nishana K, Dr. Disha Damodaran.

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 11 - November

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Aim Assess the knowledge and awareness of periodontal disease and its effect on pregnancy among pregnant women.  Materials and Method In this cross-sectional survey, self-administered, specially formulated objective type questionnaire were distributed to 100 pregnant women. The questionnaire consisted of 23 questions divided into 4 parts.  Result The collected data were analyzed by frequency percentage. Only 29% of participants were aware of importance of dental checkup during pregnancy and 18% were aware of importance of oral hygiene practices during pregnancy.15% of participants never visited dentist and found to have poor oral hygiene.  Conclusion The awareness and knowledge level of periodontal health among pregnant women was found to be very low.

Keywords : Pregnancy, Periodontal health, Awareness.


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