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Asituational Analysis of Oral Health Programs in the Primary Schools of Pune City (India)


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1 Bhartiya Vidyapeeth, Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College, Pimpri, Pune, India
     

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Objective: To evaluate (situational analysis) the status of oral health programs in the primary schools of Pune city.

Method: A cross sectional questionnaire study was conducted among the principals of the primary schools. A structured set of 16 questions were designed for the three domains of school oral health program. The choices of the questions were based on the 5 point Likert scale. 85 schools from Pune were selected for the study.

Results: 65 schools responded for the study, yielding a response rate of 76.4%.Majority of the school health care provided was in the form of health and oral health check up. The teacher (47.7%) and physical education teacher (12.3%) were mostly involved in coordinating school oral health care program. 93.9% of the schools have reported that their school have guidelines regarding oral health services for school children. Almost 89.2% schools have banned tobacco use among their teaching and non-teaching staff. Teachers (72.3%) and government (73.8%) are reported to play a key role in oral health program/policies to be implemented in the school. The principals reported positively to all the healthful school living statements.

Conclusion: The school health programs are being functionally conducted in majority of schools but hardly there are any services being provided for oral health.


Keywords

School Oral Health Program, Children, Oral Health, School Services.
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Saurabh P. Kakade
Bhartiya Vidyapeeth, Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India
Sahana Hegde-Shetiya
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College, Pimpri, Pune, India
Ravi V. Shirahatti
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College, Pimpri, Pune, India
Deepti Agrawal
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College, Pimpri, Pune, India
Pradnya Kakodkar
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College, Pimpri, Pune, India

Abstract


Objective: To evaluate (situational analysis) the status of oral health programs in the primary schools of Pune city.

Method: A cross sectional questionnaire study was conducted among the principals of the primary schools. A structured set of 16 questions were designed for the three domains of school oral health program. The choices of the questions were based on the 5 point Likert scale. 85 schools from Pune were selected for the study.

Results: 65 schools responded for the study, yielding a response rate of 76.4%.Majority of the school health care provided was in the form of health and oral health check up. The teacher (47.7%) and physical education teacher (12.3%) were mostly involved in coordinating school oral health care program. 93.9% of the schools have reported that their school have guidelines regarding oral health services for school children. Almost 89.2% schools have banned tobacco use among their teaching and non-teaching staff. Teachers (72.3%) and government (73.8%) are reported to play a key role in oral health program/policies to be implemented in the school. The principals reported positively to all the healthful school living statements.

Conclusion: The school health programs are being functionally conducted in majority of schools but hardly there are any services being provided for oral health.


Keywords


School Oral Health Program, Children, Oral Health, School Services.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F191975