ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Dhari Ali, Sukaina

Descriptive Study of Oral Health Status of College of Health & Medical Technology Students in Baghdad.

Sukaina Dhari Ali; Nihad Hasan Mohammed; Raya Mohammed Jawad

journal of kerbala university, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 93-112

Background: Health auxiliary personnel have an important role in oral health promotion when they graduate and start working in the health care system.
This study aims to find out oral health knowledge and oral health behavior of male and female health in the College of Health and Medical Technology.
The aim of this study: was to evaluate oral health and hygiene habits of the students of Iraqi College of Health and Medical technology depending on the subject of the study.
Methods: A questionnaire was distributed to all students at the male and female health in the College of Health and Medical Technology in Iraq (No = 116) during the academic year (2009-2010). The questions consisted information of the general background, oral health behavior and oral health knowledge.
Results: When the additive knowledge summary variable was analyzed according to different independent variables, only a few associations were detected. All tested examination indicated non-significant difference except for mouth wash/ week tested have a significant differences between the two departments (Dental and Optical department).
Conclusions: It can be concluded that oral health assessment between the two departments including (Dental and Optical) departments have non-significant differences between males and females except for mouth/ wash test that indicated a significant difference between the two departments.