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Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

August 2018 Vol. 4(2), pp. 015-022

ISSN: 2984-8806

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Original Research Paper


"Attitudes and Readiness of Dental Students towards Inter-Professional Learning; A Survey Done in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia"


Maryam Ismail Rehan1, Ghada Ahmed AlGhamdi1, Ghazal Mustafa Kamar1, Fatimah Salah Basher1, Sara Zakaria Maatouk1 and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari2*

1Dental Interns, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.
2Faculty of Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.

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

Accepted 25th June, 2018.



Abstract


Inter-professional learning is when two or more professionals learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care. It is important in the majority of professions; however, this topic is focused on the dental field. Inter-professional learning includes the attitudes, behaviors, readiness, and knowledge of health care providers towards each other, students and patients. This is a cross-sectional study, which utilized undergraduate dental students from Riyadh colleges of dentistry and pharmacy. The response rate was 92% (N=460). A 19 point Inter-professional learning scale (IPLS) was used in this study comprising of a 5- pointLikert scale (Strongly agree 5, Agree 4, Neutral 3, Disagree 2, Strongly disagree 1).As far as the Negative and Positive professional identity was concerned, mean scores were 2.5 and 4.1 respectively. A mean score of 3.4 was noted for roles and responsibilities domain. Attitudes towards inter-professional learning were seen to be positive and encouraging among the dental students.

Keywords: Inter-professional learning, Dental students, Attitudes, Responsibilities.

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Maryam Ismail Rehan, Ghada Ahmed AlGhamdi, Ghazal Mustafa Kamar, Fatimah Salah Basher, Sara Zakaria Maatouk and Shahzeb Hasan Ansari. "Attitudes and Readiness of Dental Students towards Inter-Professional Learning; A Survey Done in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia". Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 4(2) 2018 pp. 015-022.


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