Knowledge and Expressed Practices of Oral Hygiene among School going Children in Govt. Middle School Kishangarh, Ludhiana, Punjab

Meena Kumari Bimal

Abstract


The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and expressed practices of oral hygiene among school going children (10-14 years) in Govt. Middle School Kishangarh, Ludhiana, Punjab. A total of 50 school children were purposely selected. Self structured questionnaire was implemented to assess the knowledge of school children regarding oral hygiene. A checklist was used to assess the expressed practices of the school children. Results revealed that 86% of children have average knowledge, 12% had good knowledge and very few i.e. 2% had poor knowledge regarding oral hygiene whereas in practices 84% showed good practices and 16% had average practice regarding oral hygiene. No statistical significant association of knowledge and practices with demographic variables was found.


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Assess, knowledge, practices, children, Oral Hygiene

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