Knowledge Regarding Common Risk Factors of Oral Cancer at Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad

  • Sana Siddique Department of Community Dentistry, LUMHS, Jamshoro
  • NIDA TALPUR 1Department of Community Dentistry, LUMHS, Jamshoro
  • ASHRAF MAHMOOD Department of Community Dentistry, LUMHS, Jamshoro
  • M. Rehan 3Master in Public Health Lahore University
  • Salman Shams Department of Community Dentistry, LUMHS, Jamshoro
Keywords: Knowledge, Oral cancer, Risk factor

Abstract

Background: Oral cancer is one of the most life-threatening condition in world early diagnosis of oral cancer can increase the chances of survival rates. The present study was carried out to see the knowledge of common risk factor of oral cancer among adult patients visiting Liaquat university hospital Hyderabad.
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess knowledge and awareness of common risk factors of oral cancer among population of Hyderabad City.
Material and Methods: Self administered proforma containing 10 questions were distributed into 150 patients age group 18 to 25 years to obtain the information. The question included the information about patient’s age, gender, habits and risk factor of oral cancer.
Result: A total 150 patients participated in this study out of which male were 110 and female were 40. This study showed adult populations of Hyderabad have good knowledge regarding risk factor of oral cancer.
Conclusion: Despite of having good knowledge regarding risk factors of oral cancer, a big amount of adult population is used to it. Government should take steps in order to ban these harmful products in the region where they are extensively used.

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Published
2018-10-04
Section
Original Articles