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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2022, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Part D

Knowledge, attitude and perception towards covid-19 among dental students in Andhra Pradesh: a cross sectional study

AUTHOR(S): Dr. RVSSK Kinneresh, Dr. Vamsi Krishna Reddy L, Dr. Vineela P, Dr. Siva Kumar P, Dr. Nagarjuna P and Dr. Yaswanth R
ABSTRACT:Background: In this era of chaos, there camp up an entity, a virus that has uphended societies and put everyone onto their knees. The disease with its several negative ramifications is bombarding a high impact on healthcare with increased ventilators and beds demand globally thereby causing economic disruptions across the globe.
Aim: Assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Preventive behaviors of COVID-19 among Dental students in Andhra Pradesh.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the knowledge, attitude, perception and preventive behaviors towards COVID-19 among dental students during this pandemic. This current study included 249 study participants, comprising of postgraduates, 3rd year and final year students and interns in three dental colleges. The responses were categorized in a Likert scale. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20. P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. Chi square test was used.
Results: Majority of the respondents was females (81.5%) and the remaining were male respondents (18.57%). The mean age was 23.6 years. Majority of the study participants are willing to do COVID detection test if available (P > 0.005*) and also Majority have answered that only older adults could become infected with COVID-19 (P> 0.005*).
Conclusion: both UGs and PGs in Andhra Pradesh have good and moderate knowledge about COVID-19 and none were poor. The study participants also possessed good attitudes and preventive behaviors. There were no observable factors influencing the knowledge, attitude and preventive behavior among the study participants.
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Dr. RVSSK Kinneresh, Dr. Vamsi Krishna Reddy L, Dr. Vineela P, Dr. Siva Kumar P, Dr. Nagarjuna P, Dr. Yaswanth R. Knowledge, attitude and perception towards covid-19 among dental students in Andhra Pradesh: a cross sectional study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(1):247-252. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i1d.1437
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