Ebtissam Z. Murshid.
The effect of various factors on Saudi mothers` beliefs regarding symptoms associated with teething.
Pak Oral Dental J Jan ;26(1):109-14.

The aim of the study was to determine the effect of different demographic variables on Saudi mothers` beliefs regarding symptoms associated with primary teeth eruption. One thousand and four hundred Arabic self administered questionnaires were distributed to Saudi mothers in five different regions of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. All the mothers included in the study had children aged 4-24 months with at least one erupting primary tooth. Out of 1400 distributed questionnaires, 912 were returned yielding a response rate of 65.14%. The majority of the mothers believed in a strong relationship between teething and some non-specific symptoms. Most of the factors tested showed significant differences between the mothers` responses. The most significant (p < .05) factors were the educational level of mothers, region of the country where they lived and their occupation. It can be concluded that Saudi mothers` demographic data has significant effect on their belief regarding teething.

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