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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH

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Knowledge and Awareness of Management of Parkinson's Disease During Dental Treatment Among Dental Students

Author: MANYA SURESH, DHANRAJ GANAPATHY, SUBHASHREE R, RAKSHAGAN V
Abstract: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease .It has a significant impact on patients due to its effects on mobility and muscle control.In regard to dental treatment, Maintaining dental health is important for people with Parkinson’s .PD symptoms can complicate dental care. Understanding Dental Risks,Learning about possible PD-related dental challenges can help prevent future complications.This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Saveetha Dental College and hospitals, Chennai. The study instrument was a structured, self-administrable questionnaire consisting of ten multiple choice questions (MCQs), encompassing major aspects of management of Parkinson’s disease conducted through an online survey.A total of 100 responses were collected among the dental students .Once the survey was completed data was collected and tabulated.It was imported to SPSS for Statistical analysis. The knowledge on Parkinson’s disease among dental students was evaluated. 80% of the respondents opted for more awareness to be created regarding the management of the same.The knowledge regarding the management of Parkinson’s disease among dental students was not satisfactory.Though the knowledge, awareness and practice among them regarding the management of Parkinson’s disease responses is not adequate, there is a need for health care seminars to educate them on further management procedures.
Keyword: Awareness; Dental; Management, Parkinson's disease; Treatment.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2020.12.03.380
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