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CONTEXT The two ubiquitous factors that have been identified in medical courses to underlie mental health are stress and different coping styles adopted to combat stress. AIM To find the association between coping styles and stress in undergraduate medical students. SETTINGS AND DESIGN A medical college in Central Kerala. A cross-sectional study design(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional medical training offers students little help in resolving the ethical dilemmas they will encounter as healthcare professionals. OBJECTIVE This article aims to assess the knowledge of, practices in and attitudes to healthcare ethics among postgraduate medical and dental students. METHODOLOGY A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND The dental literature is replete with reports on the oral health surveys of normal children. Relatively few data exist for the oral conditions of mentally challenged children and adolescents with multiple disabilities in India. AIM To assess the oral hygiene practices and treatment needs among 6-12-year-old disabled children attending special(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the prevalence of malocclusion among 12-18-year-old disabled adolescents in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, by using the Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI) and to determine the association of malocclusion with dental caries. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 243 children with various mental disabilities with or without physical(More)
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