Article Data

  • Views 848
  • Dowloads 152

Original Research

Open Access

Knowledge of Care Providers Regarding the Oral Health Care of Visually Impaired Children

  • Bhandary S1
  • Shetty V1
  • Hegde A M1,*,
  • Rai K1

1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Children Dentistry, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Derlakatte, Mangalore-575018, Karnataka, India.

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.37.4.y0485840t6320101 Vol.37,Issue 4,July 2013 pp.385-389

Published: 01 July 2013

*Corresponding Author(s): Hegde A M E-mail: amipedo9@yahoo.co.in chinkushri@gmail.com

Abstract

To assess the awareness of care providers of visually impaired children regarding their oral hygiene. Method: A simple pre-structured questionnaire was given to the care providers and the awareness regarding their oral health was assessed. Results: There was a general lack of awareness among the care providers of these children regarding dental diseases and its prevention. Furthermore, the importance of oral hygiene was found to be very low. Conclusion: The results obtained showed that most of the caretakers were unaware of the difficulties faced by these children in the maintenance of their oral health.

Keywords

Visually impaired children, awareness, attitude, care providers.

Cite and Share

Bhandary S,Shetty V,Hegde A M,Rai K. Knowledge of Care Providers Regarding the Oral Health Care of Visually Impaired Children. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. 37(4);385-389.

References

1. Wyne AH. Oral health knowledge in parents of Saudi cerebral palsy chil - dren. Neurosciences (Riyadh); 12(4):306-11.2007.

2. Greelev CB, Goldstein PA, Forrester DJ. Oral manifestations in a group of blind students. ASDC J Dent Child; 43 (1): 39-41.1976.

3. Anaise JZ. Periodontal disease and oral hygiene in a group of blind and sighted Israeli teenagers (14-17 years of age). Community Dent Oral Epide - miol; 7 (6): 353-356.1979.

5. Russel G M, Kinirons M J. A study of the barriers to dental care in a sample of patients with cerebral palsy. Community Dental Health; 10 (1): 57-64.1993.

6. Waldman HB. Almost eleven million special children. ASDC J Dent Child; 58 (3): 237-240.1991. 7. Boj JR, Davila JM. Differences between normal and developmentally disabled children in a first dental visit. ASDC J Dent Child; 62 (1): 52-56.1995.

8. Backman B, Pilebro C. Visual pedagogy in dentistry for children with autism. ASDC J Dent Child; 66 (5): 325-31, 294.1999.

9. Franks AS. Dental care for the handicapped-an international concern. Br Dent J ; 151 (8): 270.1981.

10. Waldman HB, Swerdloff M, Perlman SP. Children with mental retardation: stigma and stereotype images are hard to change. ASDC J Dent Child; 66 (5): 343- 347, 294.1999.

11. Waldman HB, Swerdloff M, Perlman SP. Treating children with disabilities and their families. ASDC J Dent Child; 66 (4): 243-248, 228.1999.

12. Forrester DJ, Wagner ML, Fleming J. Pediatric Dental Medicine. Great Britain: Henry Kimpton Publishers. Copyright by Lea and Febiger; 1981.

13. Brown JP, Schodel DR. A review of controlled surveys of dental disease in handicapped persons. ASDC J Dent Child; 43 (5): 313-320. 1976.

14. Randell OM, Harth S, Seow WK. Preventive dental health practices of non- institutionalized Down syndrome children: a controlled study. J Clin Pediat Dent; 16(3):225-9. 1992.

15. Motlagh MG, Kohestani A. An investigation on DMFT and DMFS of first permanent molars in 12-year-old blind children in residential institutes for blind in Tehran (2000-2001). J Dent; 1( 3): 56-61. 2004.

16. Gizani S. Deelerck D,Vinckier F, Martens L. Marks, Goffin G: Oral health condition of 12- year old handicapped children in Flanders (Belgium). Community Dent Oral Epidemiol; 25 (5): 352-357.1997.

Abstracted / indexed in

Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch) Created as SCI in 1964, Science Citation Index Expanded now indexes over 9,500 of the world’s most impactful journals across 178 scientific disciplines. More than 53 million records and 1.18 billion cited references date back from 1900 to present.

Biological Abstracts Easily discover critical journal coverage of the life sciences with Biological Abstracts, produced by the Web of Science Group, with topics ranging from botany to microbiology to pharmacology. Including BIOSIS indexing and MeSH terms, specialized indexing in Biological Abstracts helps you to discover more accurate, context-sensitive results.

Google Scholar Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

JournalSeek Genamics JournalSeek is the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet. The database presently contains 39226 titles. Journal information includes the description (aims and scope), journal abbreviation, journal homepage link, subject category and ISSN.

Current Contents - Clinical Medicine Current Contents - Clinical Medicine provides easy access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information and all other significant items in recently published issues from over 1,000 leading journals in clinical medicine.

BIOSIS Previews BIOSIS Previews is an English-language, bibliographic database service, with abstracts and citation indexing. It is part of Clarivate Analytics Web of Science suite. BIOSIS Previews indexes data from 1926 to the present.

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition aims to evaluate a journal’s value from multiple perspectives including the journal impact factor, descriptive data about a journal’s open access content as well as contributing authors, and provide readers a transparent and publisher-neutral data & statistics information about the journal.

Scopus: CiteScore 2.0 (2022) Scopus is Elsevier's abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles (22,794 active titles and 13,583 Inactive titles) from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences.

Submission Turnaround Time

Conferences

Top