Knowledge and Attitude of Primary School Staff to Management of Dental Trauma in North-east of Iran in 2015

Rouhani, Armita and Movahhed, Taraneh and Mohiti, Yones and Banihashemi, Elham and Akbari, Majid (2017) Knowledge and Attitude of Primary School Staff to Management of Dental Trauma in North-east of Iran in 2015. Journal of Dental Materials and Techniques, 6 (2). pp. 67-72.

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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to assess the level of primary Knowledge among school staffs in Iran with regards to the immediate management of dental trauma. Methods: The data, from 160 participants, were collected using questionnaire, which surveyed staffâ��s background, attitude and knowledge of dental trauma management. Results: The total number of school staff who responded to all of the questions in the questionnaire was 138; the response rate was 86. 91.3 of the participants had more than 10 years of teaching experience. Only 24 cases (17.4) have participated in training courses in regards to the dental trauma. 46.4 of the participants estimated their level of knowledge regarding the dental trauma as moderate and 42.8 as low and 7.2 without knowledge, however, 56.5 of them were highly interested in attending the training courses. Overall, the teachersâ�� knowledge on emergency management of the dental trauma cases presented in this study was deficient, especially in avulsed tooth management. Chi-square test showed that there was no statistically significant difference in the responses to the knowledge part of the questionnaire on age, gender, teaching experience and responsibility in school. Conclusion: The present report indicated the lack of knowledge among school staff on dental injuries managements. Organizing educational courses to improve the knowledge and awareness of school staff, as the first encounters of dental trauma in schools, seems necessary.  Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > J Dental Materials and Techniques
Depositing User: jdmt jdmt
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 13:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 13:28

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