Assessing knowledge, attitude and practice among gynaecologists for periodontal disease prevention in gestational diabetes mellitus patients

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Shivani Saxena and Ashwini.S

Background-Gestational diabetes is "any degree of glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy". A woman is diagnosed with gestational diabetes when glucose intolerance continues beyond 24-28 weeks of gestation and it is associated with serious maternal and foetal complications whereas periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that induces local and host immune responses and has been evaluated as risk factor in development of GDM. (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus)
Aim-To assesses the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding the prevention of periodontal disease in gestational diabetes patients among gynaecologist.
Materials and methodology-A cross-sectional study was conducted in Bangalore city between October 2016 to January 2017. 100 gynaecologists were included in the study. A structured, close-ended questionnaire was handed over to all the gynaecologists. The study data was analysed using SPSS [Statistical Package for Social Sciences] software V.22, IBM., Corp. for Windows
Results-The study showed a negative correlation regarding attitude, knowledge and practice when comparison of distribution of responses was made for assessment of prevention of periodontal disease in gestational diabetes patients.
Conclusion-This study observes that there is a lack of knowledge and practice as well as attitude regarding periodontal disease prevention in gestational diabetes patients among practicing gynaecologists.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.8287.1327