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Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

August 2018 Vol. 4(2), pp. 031-039

ISSN: 2984-8806

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Original Research Paper


Knowledge and Attitude of Dental Students towards the Treatment of Patients with Hepatitis and HIV; A Survey Done in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Waad Sultan Alrahmah1, Heba Ebrahim1, Mariam Younus1, Faiza Hasan Ansari2 and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari3*

1Dental Interns, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.
2Post Graduate Student, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia.
3Lecturer, Faculty of Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author's Email: shahzebhasan@riyadh.edu.sa

Accepted 28th June, 2018.



Abstract


Dentists can be infected by HIV or Hepatitis B and C patients during their clinical work; therefore, there is a need to know how they would deal with these patients. Knowledge regarding this sensitive issue might be adequate in many dentists, but attitude could be of question as some of them may not be willing to treat such patients. This is a cross-sectional study, which aimed to target 500 male and female dental students from levels 9 to 12. The eventual sample size was 417 students. A closed-ended questionnaire was used. A total of 417 dental students took part in this research, out of which 196 were males and 221 females. 82 students belonged to 4th year dentistry, 211 and 124 were from 5th and 6th year respectively. Knowledge regarding the treatment of HIV was inadequate as majority of the respondents gave wrong answers with the difference being statistically significant.

Keywords: Dental students, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, Saudi Arabia.

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Waad Sultan Alrahmah, Heba Ebrahim, Mariam Younus, Faiza Hasan Ansari and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari. Knowledge and Attitude of Dental Students towards the Treatment of Patients with Hepatitis and HIV; A Survey Done in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 4(2) 2018 pp. 031-039.


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