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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles
Ashna M Benny, Senthil Murugappan
Keywords : Camps, Dental, Efficiency, Outreach programs, Universal back resting device
Citation Information : Benny AM, Murugappan S. Efficiency of Universal Back Resting Device in Public Health Dentistry Outreach Activities: A Cross-sectional Study among Patients and Service Care Providers. 2020; 10 (2):34-37.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 04-02-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Aims and objectives: This study was undertaken to analyze the benefits and drawbacks of the universal back resting device (UBRD) and to use the obtained data to rectify defects if any and modify it for the betterment of treatment outcomes at camp sites. Materials and methods: This is a cross-sectional questionnaire study undertaken among a group of 100 patients and 100 healthcare providers who have received treatment with the aid of and provided treatment with the UBRD, respectively. The data that were obtained by analyzed and percentages were calculated using SPSS 17 for windows. Results: The results of this study conclusively pointed out that the UBRD meets the demands that it was intended for and it can also be used as an alternative to portable dental chairs at camp sites or even in primary health centers when the available funds are insufficient in ratio to the number of people requiring treatment. The possible alteration that can be made to the device to increase its efficiency was also noted. Conclusion: The UBRD has proved to be useful in providing oral healthcare at camp sites and could be stated that it is a fair enough alternative to conventional chairs when minimum resources are available. Clinical significance: The UBRD is a unique device that can aid in providing better treatment and is cost efficient and if it is implemented in camp/outreach sites, it would drastically increase the number of patients getting treated in a short period of time and to an efficiency level almost as equal as a portable dental chair.
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