Knowledge and attitude of dental students towards HIV/AIDS patients: a questionnaire survey

Singhal, Deepak Kumar and Acharya, Shashidhar and Sharma, Kriti (2014) Knowledge and attitude of dental students towards HIV/AIDS patients: a questionnaire survey. Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, 2 (3). pp. 703-711. ISSN 2320 – 5083

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Abstract

To investigate the knowledge and attitude of dental students towards patients with HIV/AIDS. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted on 457 dental students from first, second, third, final year and interns of MCODS, Manipal. The survey instrument was a self-administered questionnaire which collected information regarding the knowledge and attitude of dental students towards HIV/AIDS patients. The knowledge of 87.3% of dental students about oral and other conditions related to AIDS patient was either excellent or good but 77.9% of students had negative attitude towards treating HIV patients and 51% of the students strongly agreed that it was their responsibility to treat HIV positive patients. These findings clearly highlight the importance of the teaching emphasis of dental educators on the disease. It is vital that the precautions should be adopted through faulty policy and reinforce at an early level of study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV/AIDS; dental students; knowledge; attitude.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 04:29
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 04:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143179

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