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Awareness of Knowledge of Saliva as a Diagnostic Tool


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1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
2 DY Patil Dental College, Navi Mumbai, India
3 Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
     

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Aim: Awareness of knowledge of saliva as a Diagnostic tool.

Objective: This survey is done to see the importance & awareness of Saliva tests in India. It was the survey asking about people’s opinion of saliva test and their views about this test in future.

Method and Material: Questionnaire of 14 questions ask to 130 people in Dy Patil dental college from 19-50 years of age.

Reason: To know if this saliva test has a scope of being popular and accurate as blood or urine test in future.

Conclusion: Saliva testing is not that popular, as this study proved that only 51% knew about it. People aren’t aware about the use of saliva test and they aren’t sure about its accuracy level. It should also be reached out to large part of the community by various platforms. The more the research about saliva testing better it will be.


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Saliva, Diagnostic Uses, Awareness, Survey.
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Authors

T. N. Uma Mageshwari
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
Shachi P. Ajmera
DY Patil Dental College, Navi Mumbai, India
S. Mounika
Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

Abstract


Aim: Awareness of knowledge of saliva as a Diagnostic tool.

Objective: This survey is done to see the importance & awareness of Saliva tests in India. It was the survey asking about people’s opinion of saliva test and their views about this test in future.

Method and Material: Questionnaire of 14 questions ask to 130 people in Dy Patil dental college from 19-50 years of age.

Reason: To know if this saliva test has a scope of being popular and accurate as blood or urine test in future.

Conclusion: Saliva testing is not that popular, as this study proved that only 51% knew about it. People aren’t aware about the use of saliva test and they aren’t sure about its accuracy level. It should also be reached out to large part of the community by various platforms. The more the research about saliva testing better it will be.


Keywords


Saliva, Diagnostic Uses, Awareness, Survey.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F192192