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Assessing Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices Of Dental/medical Practitioners Regarding The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Multi-centric Study

Dr Santosh Ramdurg, Dr Vikas C Desai

Abstract :

Background. Noval coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has became global pandemic and affecting people across the globe. Objectives. The aim of this study was to assess the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) of medical/dental practitioners regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) pandemic. Material and methods. Questionnaire were distributed among medical/dental practitioners across the India using a combination of convenience and snowball sampling through social media. The questionnaire were divided into 4 sections: the 1st one contained personal information, whereas the 2nd, 3rd and 4thsections assessed knowledge (11 questions), attitudes (6 questions) and practices (7 questions) of the medical/dental practitioners. The data was subjected to the one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), multivariate linear regression, and Pearsons correlation; 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated and odds ratio (OR) was obtained. The analysis was done using IBM SPSS for Windows, v. 23.0. Results. The total number of the responses received (483) was divided with regard to various continents (general practioners, working in medical college and having own clinic/hospital). The largest number were dental practioners and doctors working in medical college.. Good knowledge, attitude and practice scores were significantly associated with qualifications (p = 0.001) and years of practice (p = 0.001Conclusions. The medical/dental practitioners were found to have good knowledge and practice scores, which is important to combat COVID-19.

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ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF DENTAL/MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS REGARDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A MULTI-CENTRIC STUDY, Dr Santosh Ramdurg, Dr Vikas C Desai, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE MEDICAL RESEARCH : Volume-6 | Issue-3 | March-2021

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