Baqai Medical University ; , Baqai Dental College ; , Department Community dentistry ;
Pakistan Oral and Dental JournalJournal Country: Pakistan ISSN: 1012-8700 ISSN E: 1996-4439 Type of Publication: Journal Article Category: Humans, Male, Female, Country of Research: Pakistan Type of Research: Clinical Keywords: Communicable Diseases,Health Research, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice ,Students, Dental ,Students, Medical ,Cross-Sectional Studies ,Questionnaires
The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and behaviour of hepatitis B and infection control of dental and medical undergraduates of private medical university. Karachi. Pakistan.
It was the cross sectional survey study.227 clinical students were approached. A self-structured questionnaire related to KAP of HB was used and data collected through survey questionnaire from each individual. Response rate was 100%. Data were entered and analyzed using Stata software. There were 84 [37%] students from dental college and 143 [63%] students from medical section. There were 92 [41%] male and 125 [59%] female students. The mean level of knowledge, attitude and practice of HB in medical and dental graduates was 58% and 65% respectively. The dental graduates had overall high KAP score than medical undergraduates and the results were statistically significant. Description of the frequency of knowledge, attitude and practice of hepatitis B and infection control has revealed that dental students follow preventive guidelines of transmission during treatment procedure and were more cautious during practice than medical students
Asghar Ali Shigri ,Mohammad Ali Leghari ,Samreen Mazhar ,Mahwish Bano ,
Knowledge, attitude and practice of hepatitis B among dental and medical students of private medical university, Karachi,
Pak. Oral Dent. J. 2015;
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