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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 54-59

Knowledge, attitude and oral hygiene practices amongst studens of management institutes in City of Lucknow


1 P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry; B.B.D. Dental College and Research Center, Lucknow, India
2 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry; B.B.D. Dental College and Research Center, Lucknow, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry; B.B.D. Dental College and Research Center, Lucknow, India

Correspondence Address:
Shivanjali Grover
P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry; B.B.D. Dental College and Research Center, Lucknow
India
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Aim: The present study has been done to assess the level of knowledge, attitude and oral hygiene practice amongst the students studying in Management Institutes in city of Lucknow. Materials and Method: The colleges included in the study have been chosen by simple random sampling method from which a sample of 1470 students was taken. A questionnaire was filled which contained 30 close ended questions. Result: The study showed weak positive correlation between Knowledge and Attitude (r = 0.328) while weak positive correlation was also observed between Attitude and Practice (r = 0.377). The correlation between Knowledge and Practice was very weak and almost negligible (r = 0.197). All the correlations were statistically significant (p<0.01). Conclusion: On assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice level of oral hygiene amongst the students studying in Management institutes in city of Lucknow, it was seen that knowledge level scored the minimum whereas level of attitude amongst the students scored the maximum


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