Assessment of knowledge and attitude of children regarding the sports related traumatic injuries and its prevention using mouthguards

Devi Chandrika, K (2018) Assessment of knowledge and attitude of children regarding the sports related traumatic injuries and its prevention using mouthguards. Masters thesis, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai.

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Abstract

AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitude and awareness of athletically active children (6-12 years old) regarding sports related oro-facial injuries, their emergency care, and the effectiveness of mouthguards in prevention of sports related oro-facial injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY: 160 athletically active children belonging to the age group of 6-12 years practicing Boxing, Football and Martial arts (Karate, taekwondo, judo) were selected from various sports academies in and around Chennai. A relevant questionnaire aimed at identifying the perception, awareness and attitude of children regarding oro-facial injuries and the role of mouthguards in prevention of sports related oro-facial injuries was distributed. From the responses received the data was analyzed. RESULTS: The present study findings showed a predominant male participation (80.6%) in sports activities compared to the female children (19.4%) with all sports played under the supervision of the coaches(100%) and majority of the children(59.4%) having a knowledge regarding the risk associated with the sport played. Majority of the children 114(71.25%) were aware of mouthguards, coaches (72%) and media (28%) was the main source of information. At the start of the study only 49 children (30.62%) were using mouthguards, following counseling and intervention 142 children (88.75%) were using mouthguards regularly and felt it helped in minimizing the risk of sustaining oro-facial trauma and were willing to use it continuously and recommended it to others as well in contrast to 18 children (11.25%) who used them occasionally. 5(3.12%) children among the 18 who were occasional users sustained oro-facial injury. CONCLUSION: The results showed that the need for mouthguard implementation is of critical importance. Dentists play a major role in promoting mouthguards for persons involved in contact sports and to educate the children, parents, teachers, and coaches regarding sports related oro-facial injuries prevention and management.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sports Participation ; Dental Trauma ; Emergency Care ; Mouthgauard ; Prevention.
Subjects: DENTAL > Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 03:18
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 03:18
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/9825

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