Knowledge of the General Dentists of Kermanshah about the Principles of Infection Control in 2012

AUTHORS

Hamid Reza Mozaffari 1 , * , Hamid Reza Abdolsamadi 2 , Mahmoud Rahmani 1 , Aydin Pasanideh 3

1 Dept. of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

3 Student Research Committee, School of Dentistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Mozaffari H R , Abdolsamadi H R , Rahmani M , Pasanideh A . Knowledge of the General Dentists of Kermanshah about the Principles of Infection Control in 2012, Educ Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 2(3):e77241.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 2 (3); e77241
Published Online: January 16, 2014
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: September 11, 2013
Accepted: October 19, 2013
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Abstract

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The principles of infection control should be seriously taken into account by the dentists to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and the consequent risks. The aim of the present study was to determine the knowledge of the general dentists of Kermanshah about the principles of infection control in 2012. This descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on 95 general dentists in Kermsnshah using a self-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS (version 20). The mean of the general knowledge of the dentists was 15.9±2.3. The mean of the knowledge of the principles of individual infection controlwas 9.3±1.7 out of 12. It was, however, 6.5±1.1 out of 8 for the knowledge of the principles of infection control of medical equipment. There were no statistical significant difference between the general knowledge of the dentists and gender (P=0.263) and work experience (P=0.016, r=-0.25). The general dentists of Kermanshah had good knowledge about the principles of infection control.

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