Mouthguard use and dental injury in sport: a questionnaire study of national school children in the west of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248755
Title:
Mouthguard use and dental injury in sport: a questionnaire study of national school children in the west of Ireland.
Authors:
O'Malley, Margaret; S Evans, David; Hewson, Antonia; Owens, Jenny
Affiliation:
HSE Dental Services, St Mary's Headquarters, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Margaret.OMalley@hse.ie
Citation:
Mouthguard use and dental injury in sport: a questionnaire study of national school children in the west of Ireland., 58 (4):205-11 J Ir Dent Assoc
Journal:
Journal of the Irish Dental Association
Issue Date:
15-Oct-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248755
PubMed ID:
23045787
Abstract:
The risk of children getting dental injuries during sport can be minimised by using a mouthguard. Within Ireland, information on mouthguard use and policy is limited. The extent of dental trauma experienced by children during sport is also unclear.; To determine the extent of mouthguard use, dental trauma and barriers to use among children. The survey also investigated school and sports club policy on mouthguard use in sport.; A questionnaire was sent to parents of 1,111 children aged nine to 13 years attending 25 randomly selected schools in the Health Service Executive West region of Ireland. It sought information about children's sporting activities, mouthguard policy and use, barriers to use, and dental accidents.; A total of 505 questionnaires were returned (46%). More than nine out of ten children were involved in sport. Mouthguards were worn by 22% of children during sport. Less than one-third of schools and sports clubs that children attended had a mouthguard policy. Significantly more children used mouthguards where there was a mouthguard policy. Reasons for not wearing mouthguards included cost, lack of knowledge and information, and lack of a mouthguard policy. One in ten children had suffered a sports accident in the previous year, of which 51% injured teeth. Of these, 72% visited a dentist within two hours.; The dental profession and individual practitioners should promote mouthguard use for children during sport and be advocates for the development of policies in schools and sporting organisations.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0021-1133

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Malley, Margareten_GB
dc.contributor.authorS Evans, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorHewson, Antoniaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Jennyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-15T08:33:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-15T08:33:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-15-
dc.identifier.citationMouthguard use and dental injury in sport: a questionnaire study of national school children in the west of Ireland., 58 (4):205-11 J Ir Dent Assocen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1133-
dc.identifier.pmid23045787-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/248755-
dc.description.abstractThe risk of children getting dental injuries during sport can be minimised by using a mouthguard. Within Ireland, information on mouthguard use and policy is limited. The extent of dental trauma experienced by children during sport is also unclear.-
dc.description.abstractTo determine the extent of mouthguard use, dental trauma and barriers to use among children. The survey also investigated school and sports club policy on mouthguard use in sport.-
dc.description.abstractA questionnaire was sent to parents of 1,111 children aged nine to 13 years attending 25 randomly selected schools in the Health Service Executive West region of Ireland. It sought information about children's sporting activities, mouthguard policy and use, barriers to use, and dental accidents.-
dc.description.abstractA total of 505 questionnaires were returned (46%). More than nine out of ten children were involved in sport. Mouthguards were worn by 22% of children during sport. Less than one-third of schools and sports clubs that children attended had a mouthguard policy. Significantly more children used mouthguards where there was a mouthguard policy. Reasons for not wearing mouthguards included cost, lack of knowledge and information, and lack of a mouthguard policy. One in ten children had suffered a sports accident in the previous year, of which 51% injured teeth. Of these, 72% visited a dentist within two hours.-
dc.description.abstractThe dental profession and individual practitioners should promote mouthguard use for children during sport and be advocates for the development of policies in schools and sporting organisations.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of the Irish Dental Associationen_GB
dc.titleMouthguard use and dental injury in sport: a questionnaire study of national school children in the west of Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHSE Dental Services, St Mary's Headquarters, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Margaret.OMalley@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Irish Dental Associationen_GB

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