KAP SURVEY ON THE PATIENTS PREFERENCE FOR DIGITAL WELLBEING APPS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ORAL HEALTH
Undergraduate, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha university, Chennai- 600077
Dr. Adimulapu Hima Sandeep
Associate Professor, Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai-600077, Tamil Nadu,India, Mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keerthana.B – Contributed to conception, design, data acquisition and interpretation, drafted and critically revised the manuscript.
Dr. Adimulapu Hima Sandeep- Contributed to conception, design, and critically revised the manuscript.
All authors gave final approval and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.
Conflict of interest:
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
The authors would like to thank the management of Saveetha dental college,Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai for giving a platform to carry out this project.
Funding Support :
The present project is funded by
Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences,
Saveetha University and Jeevan Clinic
Objective: A mobile application, commonly called a mobile app or simply an app, is a computer program or software application which is well structured and organised that is reachable on all mobile devices such as a phone, tablet, or watch. Oral disease hand out unnecessary pain and suffering and it is the fourth most costly disease to treat in most streamlined countries. Digital apps bridge the gap between patients and the dentist and helps the patients in maintaining a good oral hygiene
Materials and methods: A self questionnaire based survey was conducted and circulated by online platform ‘google forms’ and results were analyzed using the statistical software SPSS Software version 23 and results were represented using pie charts.
Results: The awareness level of the participants was good, and the willingness of using the apps was high. p value (<0.05 ), which is statistically significant.
Conclusion: The knowledge of oral health is quite good among the patients preferring it. Oral apps are designed to satisfy any type of treatment, knowledge and awareness about oral hygiene and oral related problems.
Key words: Apps, Awareness, Digital wellbeing, Hygiene, Knowledge, Oral Care.