Volume 10, Issue 2 (2022)                   Health Educ Health Promot 2022, 10(2): 1-8 | Back to browse issues page

XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Mollazadeh A, Mohebbi S Z, kharrazi fard M J, Rouzmeh N. Senior dental students’ knowledge and practice regarding to oral health of diabetic patients in Tehran, Iran. Health Educ Health Promot. 2022; 10 (2) :1-8
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-54968-en.html
1- Post Graduate Student, Department of Orthodontics, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
2- Research Center for Caries Prevention,Dentistry Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IranDepartment of Community Oral Health, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Research member, dental research center, dentistry research institute,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Assistant Professor, Periodontology Department, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , ninarouzmeh@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (68 Views)
Objectives: A strong association has been documented between diabetes mellitus (DM) and oral diseases. Since dental clinicians are mainly responsible for oral health of the general population, this study aimed to assess the knowledge and practice of dental students in Tehran regarding the oral health of diabetic patients.
Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a researcher-designed questionnaire with 3 domains and 32 questions (5 demographic, 21 knowledge, and 6 practice questions) was used for data collection. After assessing the validity and reliability of the questionnaire, 130 senior dental students attending Tehran, Shahdi Beheshti, Shahed, and Islamic Azad University dental schools were requested to fill it out. Data were analyzed by the linear regression model using SPSS version 20.
Results: The mean age of the participants was 24.6±2.47 years. The response rate was 94% . Half of the students were females (n=70, 53%). The mean knowledge and practice scores of the students were 15.29±2.32 out of 21, and 4±1.19 out of 6, respectively. The students with a higher grade point average (GPA) score acquired higher knowledge and attitude scores (P=0.00) .A significant inverse correlation was found between the practice and age of students (P=0.05).
Conclusion: The results indicate the moderate level of knowledge and practice of dental students in Tehran regarding the oral health of diabetic patients. Educational interventions and revision of dental curricula may enhance the knowledge and practice of dental students in this respect.
Article number: 25
Full-Text [PDF 889 kb]   (19 Downloads)    
Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Oral Health Education/Promotion
Received: 2021/08/19 | Accepted: 2022/04/12 | Published: 2022/05/31
* Corresponding Author Address: School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,North Karegar Street, Tehran, Iran, Post code: 1439955991

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA

Send email to the article author


Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.