Assesment of knowledge and awareness regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) among dental professionals of Hazaribag District, Jharkhand, India

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Annapurna Ahuja, Mohammed Ahsan Razi, Seema Qamar

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Aims: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge and awareness regarding novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among dental professionals of Hazaribag district, Jharkhand, India.. Subjects and Methods: The study population comprised of total 240 dental health professionals (DHPs) of Hazaribag district, Jharkhand. Data were obtained through a questionnaire containing 20 multiple-choice questions. The qualitative analysis was done using Chi-square test, P< 0> significant. Results: Qualitative analysis of results of responses of DHPs on the knowledge and awareness of COVID- 19 revealed that irrespective of their educational qualification and experience in the field of dentistry, the majority had sufficient knowledge on various aspects of the disease. However, responses of DHPs belonging to different qualification groups to questions that were related to age group at risk of getting COVID- 19 infection, the genetic makeup of SARS CoV-2, it’s mode of transmission and use of recommended norms useful in preventing COVID-19 infection showed different levels of knowledge and awareness on the disease that were statistically significant (p

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 Coronavirus, COVID19, Dental, Health professionals, SARS CoV2.
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