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:: Volume 10, Issue 3 (6-2023) ::
2023, 10(3): 21-29 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of COVID-19 Infection Control Awareness, Attitudes, and Performance Among Dentists in Designated Clinics in Tehran
Maryam-Sadat Sadrzadeh-Afshar , Gelareh Forouzani
Oral and maxillofacial medicine department, Faculty of Dentistry, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , Glareh.forouzani@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (263 Views)
Introduction: The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, emphasizing the ongoing importance of understanding and managing infections. Dentists, facing a direct infection risk, require proper training, making an educational needs assessment essential to address knowledge gaps.
Material & Methods: A comprehensive questionnaire assessing COVID-19 awareness, attitude, and performance among dentists was developed and validated. Administered to 181 participants in Tehran, the data underwent quantitative analysis using nonparametric tests.
Results: Participants (98 men, 86 women) from healthcare centers in Tehran, with a mean age of 44 and 15.29 years of service, scored averages of 51.97, 77.01, and 61.92 in awareness, attitude, and performance, respectively. Significantly, the study revealed a relationship between years of service plus age and awareness scores. Gender also played a role, with men exhibiting higher performance mean values.
Conclusion: The study highlights the imperative for interventions to boost dentists' knowledge. Recommendations include workshops and informational brochures to enhance awareness and performance, particularly in the context of emerging pandemics.
Keywords: Attitude, Awareness, COVID-19, Dentist, Performance
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Professional Health
Received: 2023/08/5 | Accepted: 2023/09/26 | Published: 2023/06/25
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Sadrzadeh-Afshar M, Forouzani G. Assessment of COVID-19 Infection Control Awareness, Attitudes, and Performance Among Dentists in Designated Clinics in Tehran. Journal of Basic Research in Medical Sciences 2023; 10 (3) :21-29
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