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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Pediatricians toward Oral Health of Asthma Patients

Roopa P Shahapur, Praveen R Shahapur

Citation Information : Shahapur RP, Shahapur PR. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Pediatricians toward Oral Health of Asthma Patients. World J Dent 2016; 7 (2):92-94.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1372

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Abstract

Background

Asthma is a multifactorial disease affecting the airways. Though it is a benign disorder, the treatment with medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and anticholinergic drugs may cause adverse effects on oral health.

Materials and methods

A questionnaire consisting of 16 closed-ended questions were mailed to pediatricians of Bijapur and Belgaum district. Of a total of 316, 96 duly filled questionnaires were collected.

Results

About 30 to 50% of the doctors were aware of the ill effects of medication and disease on the oral cavity. About 30% of the doctors advised preventive measures to their patients.

Conclusion

A multidisciplinary approach for treatment of the affected children is the key to improved health care delivery and better quality of life among these patients.

How to cite this article

Shahapur RP, Shahapur PR. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Pediatricians toward Oral Health of Asthma Patients. World J Dent 2016;7(2):92-94.


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