A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Oral Health and Self Esteem among Young Adults in Selected College, in Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu, India

Authors

  • Gini T.R1 , Ashika Parveen1 , Sharmilavathi.A1 , Avinash.U1 , Anto Benson1, Shanthi2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1366

Keywords:

Oral health,Self Esteem,Young Adult,Knowledge.

Abstract

“A study to assess the knowledge on oral health and self-esteem among young adults in selected college,

Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu, India’’. The objectives are to assess the knowledge on oral health

among college students and to assess the self-esteem among college students and to correlate the knowledge

on oral health and self-esteem among college students and to associate the knowledge on oral health and

self-esteem with selected demographic variables among college students. The convenience sampling was

used to select 100 young adults. The data collection tools were validated and reliability was established. The

data was collected from the students in selected college. The collected data was Tabulated and Analysed.

The results revealed that Majority of young adults were female 53% and 43% were males. Majority of young

adults were in78% got information through mobile phone 9% were got information through newspaper 8%

of young adults got information through television and 5% of young adults get information through health

professionals.

Present study result shows that Mean score of knowledge was 24.58 and mean score of self-esteem was

28.18. There was statistically mild positive correlation was found between the level of knowledge and the

level of self-esteem. There is no statistically significant association between selected demographic variables

and the level of found knowledge. There is an statistically significant association found between frequency

of brushing and frequent rinsing of mouth and level of self-esteem and there is no statistically significant

association found between demographic variables.

Author Biography

Gini T.R1 , Ashika Parveen1 , Sharmilavathi.A1 , Avinash.U1 , Anto Benson1, Shanthi2

1M.S, B.I, B.Sc (Nursing) IIIrd Year Students, 5 Professor Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Chettinad College

of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Rajiv Gandhi Salai , Kancheepuram District, Tamil

Nadu, India

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Gini T.R1 , Ashika Parveen1 , Sharmilavathi.A1 , Avinash.U1 , Anto Benson1, Shanthi2. (2020). A Study to Assess the Knowledge on Oral Health and Self Esteem among Young Adults in Selected College, in Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu, India. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 51-54. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1366