Title: Perceptions, knowledge and attitudes of health professionals and health-schools student about the oral health of pregnant women
This study seeks to determine the level of understanding regarding oral health in expectant mothers and its relationship to complications during birth between health's professionals and health's students
Materials and Methods
Two Cross-sectional study, applying a questionnaire among attendees of the 20th Latin American Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics "FLASOG 2011", which was attended by physicians specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, resident physicians, general practitioners and professional nurses. The other study the target population was students in medical, nursing, and dental programs who were finishing their last year of study in a public and in a private university in the city of Cali, Colombia during the period lasting from December 2014 to August 2015.
For the first study, a simple random sampling was performed, with a final sample of 103 was defined. For de second study, the sample size took into account the total number of students as recorded by the registrar's office at each of the selected institutions; 257 students enrolled in the medical, nursing, and dentistry programs at the health schools in two universities in the city of Calí were evaluated. Once the data were obtained, they were processed in statistical software SPSS (Statistical package for Social Science) v.22 for tabulation and analysis, were taken frequency and percentage measures for categorical variables and measures of central tendency for numerical variables. Depending on the response tendencies found among different professionals, possible hypotheses were explored for future studies, applying the Chi2 test considering as significant a value of p≤0.05.