Knowledge and Attitude of Oral and Maxillofacial Post Graduate on COVID 19: A Qualitative Research Study

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Dr. Syed ManazirHussain, Dr.Vikram V Khare, Dr. Rahul VC Tiwari, Dr.NileshBhanawat, Dr.Pallav Raj, Dr. Preeti Sharma, Dr. HeenaTiwari

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Introduction: The corona virus disease 2019- COVID-19 is a viral disease that is greatly infectious and has claimed many lives till date and is still persistent to consume lives. Research supports the view that good KAP level is linked with good administration of \the health practices. Hence in this study we evaluated the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) towards COVID-19 among oral and maxillofacial post graduate students. Material and Methods: A prospective, web-based, cross-sectional study was done among 100 oral and maxillofacial post graduate students during October 2020 by a questionnaire using Google forms. p<0.05 was considered significant. Results: On the whole, the oral and maxillofacial post graduate students’ knowledge concerning COVID-19 was acceptable they have positive attitude and they trailed healthy preventive practices. No significant difference were found among sexes in knowledge and practice though attitude score was prompted by gender.
Conclusions: Maximum dental undergraduates had adequate knowledge levels, positive attitude towards COVID-19 and practices. Nevertheless there are some inconsistencies in the opinions of COVID-19. Sufficient training and counseling dental students through organized teaching techniques may help in aiding the publicin the need of hour.

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Dr. Syed ManazirHussain, Dr.Vikram V Khare, Dr. Rahul VC Tiwari, Dr.NileshBhanawat, Dr.Pallav Raj, Dr. Preeti Sharma, Dr. HeenaTiwari. (2021). Knowledge and Attitude of Oral and Maxillofacial Post Graduate on COVID 19: A Qualitative Research Study. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(6), 10865–10870. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/7550
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