Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003681
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding diet counseling among dental undergraduate students
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Human nutrition refers to the provision of essential nutrients necessary to support human life and health. Poor eating habits and lack of nutritional knowledge are important public health issues that have serious health implications, through proper nutritional education for their patient’s dentists play a major role in preventing nutritional-related diseases. Therefore, it is important that dental students and dentist have adequate knowledge on diet and nutrition and practice proper nutrition counseling for their patients. Aim: The purpose of the study is to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices of diet counseling among dental undergraduate students. Materials and Methods: A self-administered structured questionnaire written in English which includes 13 closed-ended questions based on knowledge of the dental students about diet and nutrition counseling were given to 200 participants and the participants were asked to respond to each item in the questionnaire by choosing the most appropriate alternative. Results: (1) Among the 200 participants, 196 participants felt that good nutrition is important for oral hygiene. Four participants felt occasionally. (2) 190 participants agreed that diet counseling should be emphasized in dental curriculum. Disagree was felt by two participants. Four participants felt occasionally. Conclusion: It can be concluded that most of the participating subjects had basic knowledge regarding diet and its importance in oral health.

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    K. R. Rajesh Nidhi, Mahesh Ramakrishnan*

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    Department of Pedodontics and Preventive dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Mahesh Ramakrishnan, Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, PH Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    K. R. Rajesh Nidhi, Mahesh Ramakrishnan*

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding diet counseling among dental undergraduate students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1290-1293)
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    Methodology:Attitude, Diet counseling, Nutrition
    Research Materials:Practice of dental students

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Attitude Diet counseling Nutrition Practice of dental students

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