E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 4, 2024

Comparison of Oral Health Status of Visually Impaired and Non-visually Impaired Children in Chennai

Author(s): M Vishalini, Dr. Vaishnavi Prashanth, Yazhini VR, Dr. Soundarya Prabhakar, Dr. Pallavi Ammu Thomas


Introduction: Understanding the oral health status of visually impaired children remains an understudied area, particularly within the urban context of Chennai city. This study bridges this gap by systematically comparing the oral health status between visually impaired children and normal children. Utilizing a comprehensive assessment protocol, such as dental examinations, we investigate key indicators such as dental caries prevalence, flurosis, and oral hygiene practices.

Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the oral health status of visually impaired and non visually impaired children in Chennai.

Study Design: A cross-sectional study, 392 visually impaired children from selected blind schools and 392 non visually impaired children from selected normal schools will form the sample size.

Materials and Method: A Cross-sectional study conducted among children between 14-16 years of age studying in blind schools and normal schools in Chennai city.

Result: Suggest that visually impaired children face greater challenges in maintaining optimal oral health compared to normal children.

Keywords: Visual Impairment, Oral Health, Dental Caries and Oral Hygiene

Pages: 61-64

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