International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 11, Part C (2020)
Effectiveness of knowledge and attitude on dental caries among primary school mothers
Dental caries result when plaque forms on the surface of a tooth and converts the free sugars(all sugars added foods by the manufacture, cook, or consumer, plus sugars naturally present in honey, syrups and fruit juices) contained in foods and drinks into acids that distract the tooth overtime. World health organization (WHO). The research design for the study descriptive research design. Purposive sampling technique was used to select samples. Structured interview was used to collect background variable, Investigator prepared structured knowledge questionnaire containing 24 knowledge questions regarding dental caries and Investigator prepared attitude rating scale regarding dental caries consisting of 16 statements, Attitude statements were given with the range score of 0 to 2 marks. Data were collected by 60 from rural population. The present study revealed that the table 02 shows despite of level of knowledge among primary school mothers at Eraiyamangalam 67% had inadequate knowledge, 25% had moderate knowledge, 8% had adequate knowledge. The present study revealed that the attitude scale among primary school mothers positive 12%, negative 72% and neutral 16%. The significance associations of knowledge with the selected demographic variables in this study are age, education, occupation, number of children, history of dental disorders, type of family, and source of information.
How to cite this article:
Muthulakshmi C, Monisha V, Mahalakshmi S. Effectiveness of knowledge and attitude on dental caries among primary school mothers. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(11):151-154.