Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Counselling


Dr. Shivangi verma, Dr. Vijay Y. Kalyankar, Dr. Nisha Jha, Dr. Rajat Sharma

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 2473-2483

Abortion is the most common adverse outcome of pregnancy. Out of 42 million MTPs each year globally, 20 million are done unsafe. Post abortion care (PAC) includes emergency treatment for complications related to spontaneous or induced abortions. It is necessary to create contraceptive awareness and to educate women regarding various modern contraceptives thereby decreasing unmet needs of family planning; hence, this clinical study is being conducted at our tertiary care centre.

Effectiveness of Counseling and Motivational Interviewing with Chair Side Talk Method on Improving Knowledge of Dental and Mouth Health in patients attending dental college

Dr Snover Amin, Dr Moin Banday, Dr Farha Choudhary, Dr.Madiha Arif

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5451-5454

Background: Motivational Interviewing can be used as a brief intervention to boost
incentive for patients to modify their dental hygiene habits, as well as a framework for
delivering nutrition, smoking cessation, oral health modifications, and alcohol
recommendations. The Chair Side Talk approach is a pre- or post-treatment extension
activity performed by the instructor while the patient is being treated.The goal of this
study is to determine the effectiveness of extending oral health information as well as
motivation using the chairside talk method.
Research methodology: This study employs a one-group quasi experiment approach of
pre- and post-testing. A total of 255 people took part in the study, all of whom went to
the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology's dental O.P.D. on a single day. The
dependent variable was oral health knowledge, and the independent variable was chair
side talk method. Patients were given questionnaires, then counselled and motivated
using the chairside talk method, and at following appointments, the patient was given
another questionnaire. Using the paired t-test for data analysis.
Result: Before counselling only 20% of the subjects knowledge was graded as well, but
after counselling there was improvement in knowledge about oral health as, 81.56%
subjects were graded well, The findings of the paired t-test revealed that chairside talk
counselling was beneficial in enhancing dental health knowledge. The p-value of 0.001
demonstrated this.
Conclusion: Counselling and motivational interviewing of the subjects by chair side talk
method is an effective behaviour change method, which can be utilized in the dental
practice setting.


Fabiola M. Dhanaraj

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 986-990
DOI: 10.31838/ejmcm.07.09.99

Corona virus hit the world by January 2020, after which it slowly started to lurk into India by March 2020. This sudden catastrophe started to take a big toll of lives all over the world and had the same effect in India also. The enormous numbers of patients getting admitted were massive and at the same time, the patients recovering were also inversely proportionate. The patients were being diagnosed, and some of them were admitted in the hospitals and the others were advised to being quarantined at home, as there was no space in the hospitals. The stress of being diagnosed positive for corona virus can bring lots of unresolved conflicts for any human.  These clients had a very poor mental state. They had symptoms of loneliness, depression, fear and anxiety about the outcome of the disease. A registry was maintained in a hospital for such clients and they were counselled through their mobiles. The process was challenging and a mind-blowing experience for the counsellor.