Influence of family structure and gender on oral health behavioral characteristics in siblings, a narrative review

Ramprasad, VP and Puri, Sunaina and Munoli, Ravindra (2018) Influence of family structure and gender on oral health behavioral characteristics in siblings, a narrative review. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (12). pp. 219-223. ISSN 0976-0245

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Abstract

Aim: To comprehensively address the concerns regarding the influence of family structure and gender on sibling oral health behavioral characteristics. Background: The maintenance of one’s oral health is influenced by the behavioral characteristics and structure of a family, parental attitudes, presence or absence of siblings, paternal and maternal behavior and the gender of the child. The intricate, subtle and sensitive directives a child’s mind perceives and receives on a daily basis within the home environment plays a vital role in determining the mind set of a child in relation to oral health. Clinical significance: Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, Developmental Physiology, Sibling behavior patterns and background family factors are key related fields in the formative years which guide us for a comprehensive understanding. Comprehending the intricately networked branches of behavioral sciences and sibling behavior helps us to refine our response to patients, for improved oral health counsel and advise. Conclusion: Adoption of the best practices for improving oral health related interaction at home and for bringing about a sensitive and constructive approach in the mindset of siblings contribute to improved health outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Family; gender; oral health.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 09:29
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 09:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152636

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