International Journal of Pedodontic Rehabilitation

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46--51

Knowledge, attitude, and awareness in parents on the use of physical restraints during children's dental treatment


Raju Umaji Patil1, Amit Kumar Sahu2, Aishwarya Bansal1, Namita Damle1, Sanchita Kashyap1 
1 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, STES's Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India
2 Department of Dental, Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Raju Umaji Patil
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, STES's Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, S. No. 44/1, Vadgaon Bk, Off Sinhgad Road, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra
India

Aim: The aim of the study was to assess knowledge, attitude, and awareness of parents on the use of physical restraints (PRs) for their children during dental treatment. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among more than 100 parents residing in an urban city, whose children were aged between 4 and 10 years. Data were collected using an interview-administered questionnaire that included open- and closed-ended questions. Results: Majority of the parents (61%) encouraged the use of PRs, although maximum number of parents (97%) favored the use of tell-show-do technique over hand-over-mouth exercise. There is good awareness among the parents about bite block (52%) as a PR, whereas the least awareness about papoose board (15%), with the majority preferring holding the child themselves during dental treatment (58%). Conclusion: Majority of parents, regardless of their educational status, favors PRs as a behavior management modality, rather than conscious sedation and general anesthesia.


How to cite this article:
Patil RU, Sahu AK, Bansal A, Damle N, Kashyap S. Knowledge, attitude, and awareness in parents on the use of physical restraints during children's dental treatment.Int J Pedod Rehabil 2021;6:46-51


How to cite this URL:
Patil RU, Sahu AK, Bansal A, Damle N, Kashyap S. Knowledge, attitude, and awareness in parents on the use of physical restraints during children's dental treatment. Int J Pedod Rehabil [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Feb 7 ];6:46-51
Available from: https://www.ijpedor.org/article.asp?issn=2468-8932;year=2021;volume=6;issue=2;spage=46;epage=51;aulast=Patil;type=0