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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Interdental Aids among Dental and Medical Malaysian Students in Davangere District, Karnataka, India

Nazam Lakhani, KL Vandana, Jing Y Hey, How Z Yuan, Hoovinalli P Vivek

Keywords : Attitude, Interdental aids, Knowledge, Practice, Student population

Citation Information : Lakhani N, Vandana K, Hey JY, Yuan HZ, Vivek HP. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Interdental Aids among Dental and Medical Malaysian Students in Davangere District, Karnataka, India. CODS J Dent 2016; 8 (2):91-99.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10063-0019

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) regarding interdental aids in students of Malaysian origin pursuing their education in India. Materials and methods: The subjects comprising the population of this study were dental and medical Malaysian students residing at Davangere. This questionnaire included 46 items designed to evaluate KAP among dental and medical students regarding the interdental aids’ use and their oral health practices. Data analysis was performed using chi-square test, mean age ± standard deviation, and percentage. Materials and methods: The subjects comprising the population of this study were dental and medical Malaysian students residing at Davangere. This questionnaire included 46 items designed to evaluate KAP among dental and medical students regarding the interdental aids’ use and their oral health practices. Data analysis was performed using chi-square test, mean age ± standard deviation, and percentage. Conclusion: The KAP of interdental aids of BDS students were better than those of MBBS students. The dental students provided significantly higher correct responses pertaining to interdental aids.


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