Volume 25, Issue 1 (April 2018)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2018, 25(1): 62-71 | Back to browse issues page

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Akbari N, Rangin E, Sharifzadeh G. Oral health Surveys in staff and Educational hospitals of Birjand University of Medical Sciences in 2016. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2018; 25 (1) :62-71
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-2294-en.html
1- Assistant professor at Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases Department, Dental school of Medical University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran
2- Student of Dental school of Medical University of Birjand, student research committee, Birjand University of Medical Sciences Birjand, Iran.
3- Social Department of Health Research Center,Birjand University of Medical Sciences , rezamood@bums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (466 Views)
Background and Aim:  Oral health is one of the components of primary health care and the principles of an important part in the prevention of tooth decay. The present study has been designed to examine oral health in staff and teaching hospitals of Birjand University of Medical Sciences in 1395.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study on 385 staff and teaching hospitals of Birjand University of Medical Sciences carried out who were selected by stratified proportion sampling method. For data collection, WHO Oral Health Questionnaire was used. The questionnaire assessed 29 questions for oral hygiene (9 behavioral questions, 10 questions dental problems and 10 questions for other areas of oral health). Data were collected and then entered and analyzed with SPSS version19 software (Manvitni test, Kruscal valice test and p<0.05).
Results: 95.6% of employees used a toothbrush that 70.6% brushed at least once a day and 50.6% use dental floss. 76.4% visited a dentist at least once a year and the main reason for referral was treatment and dental pain and the average of oral health behavior score from 9 points was 7.49±1.1 and problem score from 10 points was 1.41±1.6 and the problem score mean in those with under high school education level is significantly higher than other educational groups (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that staff and hospitals of Birjand University of Medical Sciences had favorable status and therefore oral problems were little.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Dentistry
Received: 2017/06/3 | Accepted: 2018/02/17 | Published: 2018/03/7

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