PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE REGARDING COVID-19 INFECTION AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS

Authors

  • Dr. Ayushi Sharma People’s College Of Dental Science And Research Centre
  • Dr. Sahana. S People’s College Of Dental Science And Research Centre
  • Dr. Garima Bhambhani People’s College Of Dental Science And Research Centre
  • Dr. Anuja Pathak People’s College Of Dental Science And Research Centre
  • Anupam Sharma epartment of Institute of Business Management, GLA University

Keywords:

COVID-19, Dentist, Perception, Students

Abstract

COVID 19 or corona virus is a RNA virus and firstly it was discovered in WUHAN, CHINA on 31st December 2019. SARS COV-2 is responsible for COVID 19 occurrence. A suggested route of humanto-human transmission is through airborne droplets, touching or coming into contact with an infected person or a contaminated surface A large number of medical staff were reported to have acquired the disease while working with infected individuals. The dental clinic is not an exception for a similar possibility of transmitting and acquiring the infection between staff or individuals; moreover, the dental clinic could be a riskier environment for spreading the virus because of the close contact with patients and the nature of the dental treatment. So the aim of the study was to evaluate the perception and attitude regarding covid-19 infection among dental students

Methods: Post graduate students and interns of a dental college in Central India were selected.184 individuals in total were chosen, with 80 postgraduates overall and around 104 interns. Data was collected using an online questionnaire employing Google Forms. The questionnaires was distributed using social media platform like facebook, WhatsApp etc. Chi square test was used to evaluate perception and attitude regarding covid-19 infection among post graduates and interns and the the data obtained were subjected to statistical analysis using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS Version 23; Chicago Inc., IL, USA).

Results: This study found that dental students are well-aware of effects of expected SARS-CoV-2 infection transmission in a clinical setting. It also came to the conclusion that postgraduates have a somewhat more positive attitude regarding the illness than interns do.

Conclusion: The dentist and dental students must be aware of the effects of expected SARS-CoV-2 infection transmission in a clinical setting. They must therefore stay up to date on any updated information regarding this ailment which help them and their patients to be safe while treatment.

Author Biographies

Dr. Ayushi Sharma, People’s College Of Dental Science And Research Centre

Post Graduate Department Of Public Health Dentistry, People’s College Of Dental Science
And Research Centre

Dr. Sahana. S, People’s College Of Dental Science And Research Centre

Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, People’s College Of Dental
Science And Research Centre

Dr. Garima Bhambhani, People’s College Of Dental Science And Research Centre

Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, People’s College Of Dental Science And
Research Centre

Dr. Anuja Pathak, People’s College Of Dental Science And Research Centre

Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, People’s College Of Dental
Science And Research Centre

Anupam Sharma, epartment of Institute of Business Management, GLA University

Assistant Professor, Department of Institute of Business Management, GLA University,
Mathura

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Published

2022-12-30

How to Cite

Dr. Ayushi Sharma, Dr. Sahana. S, Dr. Garima Bhambhani, Dr. Anuja Pathak, & Anupam Sharma. (2022). PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE REGARDING COVID-19 INFECTION AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS. Journal of Advanced Sciences, 1(2), 19–28. Retrieved from https://www.joasciences.com/index.php/joas/article/view/12