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Dental caries status of children and young adult with disabilities attending special needs boarding schools in Kuantan, Pahang

Harun, Nor Asilah and Mohd Kenali, Norzaiti and Ab Halim, Noorhazayti and Mohd Sopie, Sarah Syuhadah and Kamaluddin, Farah Aqilah (2018) Dental caries status of children and young adult with disabilities attending special needs boarding schools in Kuantan, Pahang. International Journal for Studies on Children, Women, Elderly And Disabled, 5. pp. 191-195. ISSN 0128-309X

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Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study is to assess the caries status of children with disabilities attending special needs boarding schools in Kuantan, Pahang. Study design: This cross-sectional study involved 270 children and young adult with hearing, visual or learning disabilities aged between 5 to 20 years old. The dental caries status was evaluated using the DMFT/dmft indices in accordance with the WHO criteria. Results: All children (100%) between 5-6 years old had caries, 38 (86.4%) children of the 7-12 age group had caries in mix-dentition while 152 (69.1%) children and young adult from the age group of 13-20 had caries in the permanent dentition. From the total number of 270 participants, 196 (72.6%) children and young adult had caries experience with only 74 participants who were caries free. According to the types of disability, the visually disabled group had the highest dmft mean of 4.00 whereas the learning-disabled group had the highest DMFT mean of 2.95. There were no significant differences across the types of disabilities (p>0.05). Conclusion: This study suggests that the disabled student at the special needs boarding schools in Kuantan, Pahang have a high caries prevalence.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5917/67558
Uncontrolled Keywords: Special needs, children, caries, disabilities
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > RK529 Oral Surgery-General Works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr Nor Asilah Harun
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 16:25
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 16:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67558

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