JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-67

Evaluation of level of awareness among coaches regarding the prevalence of sports-related orofacial trauma in children and their first aid and prevention in Delhi-NCR region

1 Departments of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Santosh Deemed to be University, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, Santosh Deemed to be University, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India
4 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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Dr. Naresh Sharma
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jicdro.jicdro_16_21

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Aims and Objectives: The objective is to evaluate the awareness of sports-related orofacial injuries among coaches in Delhi-NCR region and to determine the awareness in providing the first aid and prevention of sports-related orofacial injuries. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty-five coaches of different sports academies/schools were selected from Delhi-NCR region. The study was explained to all coaches, and written informed consent was taken. A questionnaire consisting of 24 questions was given to them and they were asked to fill that questionnaire on the spot. Awareness of coaches regarding the role of dentist in sports academies or during sports events was evaluated through the questionnaire. All questionnaires filled by the coaches were evaluated with the help of professional statistician. Conclusion: From the study it can be concluded that, the knowledge of coaches regarding prevention and first-aid of orofacial trauma is not satisfactory. This is the major concern regarding their knowledge in dealing with dental injuries.

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