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Article: A Survey on Hong Kong Secondary School Students' Knowledge of Emergency Management of Dental Trauma

TitleA Survey on Hong Kong Secondary School Students' Knowledge of Emergency Management of Dental Trauma
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherPublic Library of Science. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.plosone.org/home.action
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, v. 9 n. 1, article no. e84406 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: To investigate Hong Kong secondary school students' knowledge of emergency management of dental trauma. METHOD: A questionnaire survey on randomly selected secondary school students using cluster sampling. RESULTS: Only 36.6% (209/571) of the respondents were able to correctly identify the appropriate place for treatment of dental injury. 55.2% of the respondents knew the suitable time for treatment. Only 24.7% of the respondents possessed the knowledge of how to correctly manage fractured teeth. Only 23.6% of them knew how to manage displaced teeth. 62.5% of them correctly answered that knocked-out deciduous teeth should not be replanted to the original position, but few of them (23.6%) knew that permanent teeth should be replanted. Moreover, 37.1% of the respondents correctly identified at least one of the appropriate media for storing a knocked-out tooth. First-aid training and acquisition of dental injury information from other sources were significant factors that positive responses from these questions would lead to higher scores. CONCLUSION: Hong Kong secondary school students' knowledge of emergency management of dental trauma is considered insufficient. An educational campaign in secondary schools dedicated to students is recommended. Prior first-aid training and acquisition of dental injury information from other sources positively relate to the level of knowledge. Dental trauma emergency management is recommended to be added to first-aid publications and be taught to students and health professionals. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Hong Kong Clinical Trial Centre HKCTR-1344.
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dc.contributor.authorYoung, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, KYen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, LKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-20T09:15:15Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-20T09:15:15Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationPLoS ONE, 2014, v. 9 n. 1, article no. e84406en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205886-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To investigate Hong Kong secondary school students' knowledge of emergency management of dental trauma. METHOD: A questionnaire survey on randomly selected secondary school students using cluster sampling. RESULTS: Only 36.6% (209/571) of the respondents were able to correctly identify the appropriate place for treatment of dental injury. 55.2% of the respondents knew the suitable time for treatment. Only 24.7% of the respondents possessed the knowledge of how to correctly manage fractured teeth. Only 23.6% of them knew how to manage displaced teeth. 62.5% of them correctly answered that knocked-out deciduous teeth should not be replanted to the original position, but few of them (23.6%) knew that permanent teeth should be replanted. Moreover, 37.1% of the respondents correctly identified at least one of the appropriate media for storing a knocked-out tooth. First-aid training and acquisition of dental injury information from other sources were significant factors that positive responses from these questions would lead to higher scores. CONCLUSION: Hong Kong secondary school students' knowledge of emergency management of dental trauma is considered insufficient. An educational campaign in secondary schools dedicated to students is recommended. Prior first-aid training and acquisition of dental injury information from other sources positively relate to the level of knowledge. Dental trauma emergency management is recommended to be added to first-aid publications and be taught to students and health professionals. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Hong Kong Clinical Trial Centre HKCTR-1344.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.plosone.org/home.action-
dc.relation.ispartofPLoS ONEen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshFirst Aid-
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice-
dc.subject.meshStudents-
dc.subject.meshTooth Injuries - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuries - epidemiology-
dc.titleA Survey on Hong Kong Secondary School Students' Knowledge of Emergency Management of Dental Traumaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, LK: lkcheung@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, LK=rp00013en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0084406en_US
dc.identifier.pmid24400088-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3882231-
dc.identifier.hkuros240835en_US
dc.identifier.volume9en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000329462700022-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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