Knowledge of Medical Interns about Oral and Dental Diseases and Emergencies

Maboudi, Avideh and Salimi, Nafise and Aghajani, Ali and Gheblenama, Parisa and Heidari, Mohadeseh (2016) Knowledge of Medical Interns about Oral and Dental Diseases and Emergencies. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 26 (141). pp. 103-110.

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Background and purpose: Many people with oral and dental diseases will see their physicians first, therefore, doctors must have enough knowledge about primary medical treatments. This research was conducted to study the knowledge of medical interns in Sari, Babol, and Mashhad medical schools about oral and dental diseases and also dental emergencies in 2013-2014. Materials and methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was performed in 98 medical interns. A questionnaire was designed based on the books, scientific sources and available articles in this field. Content validity of the questionnaire was determined by four specialists. In order to evaluate the reliability of the questionnaire, the Test-retest method was used and the spearman correlation coefficient was 0.8. Data analysis was done in SPSS V.20 applying, ANOVA and Tukey test. P<0.05 was considered significant. Results: The mean score for students' knowledge was 8.3. The mean knowledge scores of medical interns about oral and dental diseases were significantly different between the universities (P<0.004). The mean score was found to be higher in students at Babol University of Medical Sciences. Conclusion: Low level of knowledge in oral and dental diseases among medical interns calls for further studies that could identify the factors causing this problem. Also, more training courses for interns and retraining of physicians are required.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge, dental diseases, emergencies, internship
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 12:29
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 12:29

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