Knowledge and Practice of Specialists and Residents of Gynecology towards the Management of Post- Menopausal Burning Mouth Syndrome
Keywords:Burning Mouth Syndrome, Post-menopausal women, burning sensation
Objective: To assess the knowledge of gynecologists about burning mouth syndrome among post-menopausal women and to assess the treatment modalities used by gynecologists for Burning mouth syndrome among post-menopausal women.
Study design: Cross sectional, Descriptive, Questionnaire based study.
Place and Duration of Study: Data collection for this study conducted in four teaching and practicing hospitals of Lahore (CMH Lahore, Jinnah Hospital, FMH and Ghurki trust teaching hospital) from July 2017 to November 2017.
Methods: A questionnaire was filled by specialists and 3 and 4" year resident gynecologists in four teaching and practicing hospitals of Lahore from July 2017 to November 2017. The inclusion criteria was both genders of any age, teaching and practicing hospitals. The exclusion criteria included: private clinics, medical officers. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 23 (IBM SPSS Statistics, version 23, USA). Chi square test was used to compare frequencies amongst groups. A p value of <0.05 was set as the level for statistical significance.
Results: A total of 43 out of the 50 gynecologists including specialists and residents responded to questionnaire. 18.3 % residents and specialists said that they knew about burning mouth syndrome.
Conclusion: The results yielded that only 2.3% of the physicians thought that the condition should be referred to a dentist for the treatment. 11.6% thought that no treatment is required, 9.3% thought only counselling was required and medications were the mode of treatment for 7.0%
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