Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Infection Control Among Dental Students at College of Dentistry - Hawler Medical University.

Authors

  • Abduljaleel Azad Samad Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1981-287X
  • Jodal M. Ahmed Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.
  • Karin Zaki Izzat Undergraduate Student at the College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University.
  • Saya Saman Abdulqadir Undergraduate Student at the College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University.
  • Marwa Qadir Muhammed Undergraduate Student at the College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University.
  • Muzhda Ayub Bakir Undergraduate Student at the College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15218/edj.2024.33

Keywords:

Infection control, Cross infection, Dental students, Practice, Knowledge, Attitude

Abstract

Background: Infections acquired in healthcare facilities have become an increasingly challenging issue worldwide. The prevention of infectious diseases is a critical issue since healthcare workers develop acquired infections while providing services to patients. However, infection prevention and control are challenging, especially in healthcare facilities.

Objective: To assess knowledge, attitude, and practice of cross-infection control among dental students at the College of Dentistry, Hawler Medical University.

Material and Method: A survey was conducted to obtain information regarding knowledge, attitude, and practice with recommended infection control guidelines. The questionnaire contained three parts (knowledge, attitude, and practice) and was distributed to the participants.

Result: Total number of participants was 135, (73) 5th year dental students, and (62) 4th year, the mean age of participants was (20-23) years, 96 % had correct knowledge about infection control, 93 % had a correct practice, but unfortunately 48 % had low attitude.

Conclusion: The majority of dental students had good knowledge and correct practice, but less about their attitude in infection control. Therefore, regular training that contains educational programs should be supported to maintain the highest level of attitude.

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2024-03-28

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Samad AA, Ahmed JM, Izzat KZ, Abdulqadir SS, Muhammed MQ, Bakir MA. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Infection Control Among Dental Students at College of Dentistry - Hawler Medical University. EDJ [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 28 [cited 2024 Apr. 20];6(3):283-9. Available from: https://edj.hmu.edu.krd/index.php/journal/article/view/256

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