Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 665-669

Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries

Authors: Nuha Mohammed Alkadi, Aljawharah Alghamd, Maryam Aljasim, Rawan Alamry, Fatimah Alajaj, Shahzeb Hasan Ansari.

ABSTRACT

Background: Mother’s knowledge and awareness regarding childhood caries are among the topmost determinants in predicting the child’s oral health. Mothers’ educational and professional levels have been positively associated with the good oral health of their children. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out utilizing a closed-ended questionnaire. The questionnaire was constructed online using Google forms. Questions included points related to demographics, educational level, knowledge about early childhood caries (EEC), and perception of mothers about prevention and detection of caries. Results: Findings were retrieved using frequencies and Chi-square test using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. The study found the distribution of study participants based on their age group: 25% belonged to 18-30 years, 47% to 31-45 years, 25% from 46 to 60 years, and only 3% from 60 + years. Conclusion: Overall knowledge of Saudi mothers was found to be average. There is a need to educate mothers regarding the prevention and treatment of EEC.

Keywords:
Saudi mothers, early childhood caries, knowledge, perception


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Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries


Authors
Nuha Mohammed Alkadi
Ministry of Health. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Aljawharah Alghamd
Alajaji Dental Poly Clinic, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Maryam Aljasim
Alajaji Dental Poly Clinic, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Rawan Alamry
Armed Forces Hospitals Southern Region, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Fatimah Alajaj
General Dentist, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Shahzeb Hasan Ansari
Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Ministry of Health. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; noha.m.kadie@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 15 Nov 2021
Accepted 20 Dec 2021
Published online 22 Dec 2021
Published in print 11 Apr 2022

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Alkadi NM, Alghamd A, Aljasim M, Alamry R, Alajaj F, Ansari SH. Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 665-669. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636938469


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Alkadi NM, Alghamd A, Aljasim M, Alamry R, Alajaj F, Ansari SH. Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=4432 [Access: July 03, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636938469


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Alkadi NM, Alghamd A, Aljasim M, Alamry R, Alajaj F, Ansari SH. Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 665-669. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636938469


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Alkadi NM, Alghamd A, Aljasim M, Alamry R, Alajaj F, Ansari SH. Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries. IJMDC. (2022), [cited July 03, 2022]; 6(5): 665-669. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636938469


Harvard Style

Alkadi, N. M., Alghamd, . A., Aljasim, . M., Alamry, . R., Alajaj, . F. & Ansari, . S. H. (2022) Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries. IJMDC, 6 (5), 665-669. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636938469


Turabian Style

Alkadi, Nuha Mohammed, Aljawharah Alghamd, Maryam Aljasim, Rawan Alamry, Fatimah Alajaj, and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari. 2022. Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 665-669. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636938469


Chicago Style

Alkadi, Nuha Mohammed, Aljawharah Alghamd, Maryam Aljasim, Rawan Alamry, Fatimah Alajaj, and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari. "Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 665-669. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636938469


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alkadi, Nuha Mohammed, Aljawharah Alghamd, Maryam Aljasim, Rawan Alamry, Fatimah Alajaj, and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari. "Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.5 (2022), 665-669. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636938469


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alkadi, N. M., Alghamd, . A., Aljasim, . M., Alamry, . R., Alajaj, . F. & Ansari, . S. H. (2022) Knowledge and perception of Saudi mothers toward the early childhood caries. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 665-669. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1636938469


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