Journal article

Knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes of dental students towards obesity

KH Awan, S Khan, Z Abadeen, T Khalid

The Saudi Dental Journal | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016

Abstract

AIMS: Obesity is a chronic medical condition associated with various oral health problems. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes of dental students towards obesity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Second-, third-, and fourth-year dental students completed a self-administered questionnaire. An ethics committee approved the study. Participants were asked questions focused on three areas: (i) knowledge, (ii) perceptions, and (iii) attitudes about obesity. Data analyses were carried out using SPSS version 20. RESULTS: Among the dental students, 78.9% received 0-1 h of formal education about obesity. The mean score of the total time allocated for obesity-related educ..

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