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A descriptive study to assess the knowledge of oral hygiene among middle school students in selected school of Ranchi, Jharkhand

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Author Details: Gitumoni Konwar,Anamita Borah*,Angeline

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2582-4031

Print ISSN : 2582-4023

Article First Page : 8

Article End Page : 12


A descriptive study was undertaken to assess the knowledge of oral hygiene among middle school students in selected School of Ranchi, Jharkhand. The objective of the study was to find the socio demographic profile of the subjects, to assess the knowledge of oral hygiene among the subjects, to find out the association of selected socio demographic variable with knowledge of oral Hygiene. Quantitative research approach was adopted and the research design implies descriptive research design.100 samples were selected bypurposive sampling technique. The data was collected by questionnaires which were divided into two section, Section A- Sociodemographic variables and Section B-Knowledge on oral hygiene. The instrument was developed by the investigator and reliability was found to 0.86. The data were computed and analyzed in terms of percentage and frequency distribution. The findings of the study reveals that majority of students 53% (n=100) had an average level of knowledge regarding oral hygiene; it indicates that middle school students have moderate level of knowledge regarding oral hygiene. The finding reveals that there is significant association, except “Resident” between age, gender, religion, family size, socioeconomic status. After the study the researcher concluded that majority of students were having average knowledge on oral hygiene and there was no significant association found between the Sociodemographic variables.

Keywords: Oral hygiene, Knowledge, Students, Socio demographic variables, Jharkhand.