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International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2021, Vol. 7 Issue 1, Part E

Awareness of COVID-19 among dental students: A preliminary study

AUTHOR(S): Pankaj Kukreja, Bhavna Jha Kukreja, Nasser Fahd Al Qahtani, Modi Fahd Al Qahtani, Majedah Fahd Al Qahtani and Ahad Fahd Al Qahtani
ABSTRACT:
The aim of this study was to assess the awareness regarding COVID-19 among dental students in teaching institutions in India.
Materials and Methods: A total of 104 subjects participated in this survey. An anonymous, self-administered, verified multiple choice questionnaire was administered to obtain information from the subjects. It included 5 questions on awareness regarding COVID-19 comprising of aetiology, mode of transmission, clinical features, treatment options and dental precautions.
Results: Percentage of subjects who correctly answered questions of COVID-19 were 95.2% for aetiology, 52.9% for clinical features, 94.2% for primary mode of transmission, 54.9% for treatment options and 56.7% for dental precautions.
Conclusion: The findings of the present study showed that some notable deficiencies in knowledge existed among dental students regarding some vital aspects of COVID-19. Therefore, there appears to be an urgent need for improving dental students’ awareness via health education and training programs.
Pages: 341-344  |  165 Views  10 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Pankaj Kukreja, Bhavna Jha Kukreja, Nasser Fahd Al Qahtani, Modi Fahd Al Qahtani, Majedah Fahd Al Qahtani, Ahad Fahd Al Qahtani. Awareness of COVID-19 among dental students: A preliminary study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(1):341-344. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i1e.1152
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