Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
version ISSN 1025-0255
LEGANOA ALONSO, Jacqueline et al. Information level about dentoalveolar traumatisms in parents and educators. AMC [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1025-0255.
Background: The dentoalveolar traumatisms (DT) are events that frequently happen. The figures are significant as for the incidence and prevalence, it is considered as a Global Public Health problem (1). Objetive: To evaluate the information level about dentoalveolar traumatisms in parents and educators, in the school “Josué País García” of Camagüey city. Method: A cross-sectional and descriptive study from September 2006 to May 2007. The universe was conformed by parents and educators of this school and the sample was constituted by sixty parents and twenty educators, a questionnaire in a quantitative and qualitative way was evaluated. Results: The conduct to follow in the face of a traumatism was evaluated of insufficient with 76,6% in parents and 85% in educators. The variables of years of the educators' experience were evaluated of insufficient with figures of 50, 30, 20%. Conclusions: The general evaluation of the information about dentoalveolar traumatisms was regular and insufficient in the majority. The felt and real necessities coincided and they were centered in the topics of: risk factors, clinical characteristics and conduct to follow.
Keywords : dental traumas; dentoalveolar traumatisms; information leve.