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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Sports-related dental injuries in children: Knowledge, past experiences and emergency preparedness in a group of sports coaches in two cities of India


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Author Details : Rucha S. Bhise Patil, Uma B. Dixit

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 98-103


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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate sports teachers’ knowledge, their past experiences of dental injuries and Oro-facial trauma and also to evaluate their emergency preparedness in case of dental injuries while playing.
Material and Method: This questionnaire-based cross-sectional study included 148 sports coaches selected randomly from the cities of Mumbai and Surat in India. They were asked to fill a questionnaire to obtain information regarding socio-demographics, knowledge of dental trauma, past experiences and dental emergency preparedness. Collected data were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Fifty (33.8%) sports coaches showed adequate knowledge regarding management of a fractured tooth. Forty (27%) sports coaches were aware of reimplantation of an avulsed tooth; but none of them were able to exhibit adequate knowledge on its management. Although 39% of the participants had experienced dental trauma, very few of them exhibited dental emergency preparedness (7.4%). Professional training in sports coaching was positively associated with significantly better special knowledge (p=0.042). Coaching experience was not found to be associated with the knowledge or preparedness.
Conclusions: There is a serious need of inclusion of modules on management of dental trauma as a part of professional sports training programs in India.

Keywords: Sports Coaches, Play-ground, Dental Trauma, Trauma Knowledge, Avulsion

Doi : 10.18231/2395-499X.2018.0022

How to cite : Patil R S B, Dixit U B, Sports-related dental injuries in children: Knowledge, past experiences and emergency preparedness in a group of sports coaches in two cities of India. Int J Oral Health Dent 2018;4(2):98-103

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