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Knowledge and attitude of Sudanese school health teachers regarding first aid management of dental trauma

Knowledge and attitude of Sudanese school health teachers regarding first aid management of dental trauma

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Title: Knowledge and attitude of Sudanese school health teachers regarding first aid management of dental trauma
Author: Abuaffan, Amal H.
Abstract: Background: School teachers can play an essential role in managing traumatic dental injuries (TDIs). International studies reveal that basic school personnel have little knowledge about emergency dental care and management. The aim of this study isto assess the level of knowledge and attitude of Sudanese school health teachers in Khartoum state regarding first aid management of dental trauma. Methods: A cross sectional study of self-administered questionnaire consists of; demographic data, self-assessment, knowledge and attitude, was filled by 195 school health teachers. Data were analyzed using t-test, one-way ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient. Results: Entirely inadequate knowledge regarding the management of tooth fracture and avulsion was observed and 92.3 % of the participants scored <10 points. Most participants (90.3%) were unsatisfied with their awareness and suggested further education on the topic should be offered. No statistical significant difference between knowledge and demographic variations (P > 0.05). Whereas,significantwas found between attitude and first aid training (p<0.05). Conclusion: The present results revealed considerably squat knowledge of the school health teachers regarding the first-aid management of dental trauma. Most of the participant have positive attitude toward management of the traumatic dental injuries
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/21250


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