Introduction: Partial or total edentulism generates alterations in the quality of life of patients, therefore, the rehabilitation plan is given through dental prostheses that are designed to improve the quality of life of the patient, returning the masticatory function and facial aesthetics. Objective: To determine the factors associated with the level of knowledge of the population about the use, care and hygiene in patients with removable dental prostheses. Materials and methods: It is a basic type study of non-experimental descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional design. A survey validated by experts with good internal consistency reliability (Cronbach α = 0.857) was used, which was distributed by Facebook and WhatsApp. The study sample consisted of 573 removable dental prosthesis wearers, 324 women (56.54%) and 249 men (43.45%). Results: Low knowledge is shown in 52.4% and high in 47.6% of the population, in addition, it is observed that the factors associated with the level of knowledge of the population about the use, care and hygiene in patients with Removable Dental Prostheses are age (x2= 12.834 and p-value= 0.005) and the location of the prosthesis (x2= 12.834 and p-value= 0.005), for sex and type of prosthesis the p-value is greater than 0.05, therefore which is not significant. Conclusion: There is a lack of knowledge about the care of PDR in most of the population studied, this indicates the need to increase education and advice on the care of prostheses to improve the quality of life in patients with prosthetics. Part of dental health professionals.
|Translated title of the contribution||Factors associated with the level of knowledge of the population about the use, care and hygiene in patients with removable dental prostheses|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Avances en Odontoestomatologia|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2022|
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