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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
A study to assess the knowledge regarding preventive oral health among nursing students in Narayana nursing institutions, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

Aruna G, Latha P, Ramya K and Dr. Indira Arumugam

Background: Oral health is standard of health of oral and related tissues which enables an individual’s to eat, speak and socialize without active disease discomfort or embracement and which contributing to general wellbeing. Regular oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing and rinsing prevents and controls plaque formation. Evidence relates poor oral health to risk of impaired nutrition, stroke poor blood sugar controls in diabetes. Inadequate oral care and some medications diminish salivary production which in brush reduces the ability of the oral environment to help fight effect of pathogens.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding preventive oral health among nursing students. 2. To find out the association between the level of knowledge regarding preventive oral health among nursing students with their selected socio demographic variables.
Methods: 30 nursing students from nursing college were selected using descriptive design with convenience sampling technique.
Results: Regard to level of knowledge among nursing students, 4(13.3%) had A grade, 11(36.7%) had B+ grade, 11(36.7%) had B grade and 4(13.3%) had C grade.
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How to cite this article:
Aruna G, Latha P, Ramya K, Dr. Indira Arumugam. A study to assess the knowledge regarding preventive oral health among nursing students in Narayana nursing institutions, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2018;1(2):01-03.
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