AWARENESS ABOUT USING BECKS DEPRESSION INVENTORY AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
1Lakshya Rani, Ashok Velayudhan, Dhanraj Ganapathy
Depression is seen as a response or symptom of a life stress or physical change and is not usually considered to reflect a mood disorder. There are many reasons for depression- Familial and Genetic influences. It is the tendency which makes people to bring them into a negative behaviour.The aim of the study is to assess the awareness about using Becks Depression inventory among dental students in clinical practice.A cross sectional study was done with a self-administered questionnaire with 10 questions circulated among 100 dental students. The questionnaire assessed the awareness about depression, clinical manifestation of depressive illness, pyschological stress etiology of oral mucosal diseases,usage of BDI questionairre in practice.The responses were recorded and analysed.54% were aware of depression and 46% were not aware of depression.26% were aware of the clinical manifestation of depressive illness.32% were aware about pysological stress etiology of oral mucosal diseases. 0 % use BDI questionaire in practice.The awareness of BDI questionaire usage in clinical practice among dental students was found to be low in this study. Our findings emphasize the importance of incorporating several educational and training programs to dental students to sensitize them to look for psycological etiology of certain orofacial diseases.
Awareness, depression, dental students.