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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : ( 199) Last page : ( 204)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00044.6

Effect of Oil Pulling on Level of Oral Health among College Students at Selected Hostel, Coimbatore

Jashmi G.1,*, Mrs. Deepa R.2, Dr. Nirmala T.3

1Nursing Tutor, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Science, Coimbatore

2Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Science, Coimbatore

3Principal, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Science, Coimbatore

*Corresponding Author E-mail: gjashmi@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.

Abstract

The study was to assess the effect of oil pulling on level of oral health among college students at selected hostel, Coimbatore. Non randomized quasi experimental pretest-posttest control group design was adopted in this study. By using Modified mouth care assessment tool 62 samples were selected, by using alternative method samples were assigned to experimental and control group. Oil pulling was practiced by experimental group for three times in a day for two days in a week to a extent of 4 weeks. At the end of four weeks post test was done by using mean value score of 9 and was categorized as good, average, poor oral health. The result shows that there was a significant difference in the level of oral health in experimental group before and after oil pulling (t = 8.641, p=0.005). There was a significance difference in the level of oral health among experimental and control group after oil pulling (t=5.766, p=0.005). Hence, it was concluded that oil pulling is an effective intervention in improving the level of oral health among college students.

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Keywords

Oil pulling, Oral health.

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