Knowledge and Awareness of Bio-Medical Waste Management among Senior Undergraduate and Specialist Dental Students: Cross-Sectional Study

Authors

  • Mohammad Ahmed Qasim Aljunaid1 , Aryo Dwipo Kusumo2

Keywords:

awareness, dental students, knowledge, waste management.

Abstract

Background: There has been a universal rising in knowledge and awareness regarding the bio-medical

waste management and the hazards related to it. Purpose: aims to determine and asses the knowledge

as well as the awareness towards the management of bio-medical waste among senior undergraduate and

specialist dental students in the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya - Indonesia.

Materials and Method: The study was carried out by using a close-ended survey. The Population of the

study consisted of 743 students. However, the taken sample was based on Lemeshow method that includes

130 senior undergraduate and 62 specialist students making a total of 192 participants. Statistical analysis

was performed via descriptive statistical analysis and chi-square test. Results: This survey was shown that

around 192 questionnaires were distributed of which (86%) returned and analyzed. It was seen that (58.7%)

of senior undergraduate students and (87.1%) of specialist students, were having average knowledge of

bio-medical waste management system in dental clinics. According to the Chi-square test analysis, it was

seen there is a statistically significant P-value (p?0.05). Conclusion: Within the limitation of this study,

we affirmed that there is a good level of knowledge and awareness of bio-medical waste management. In

this present study, highly needed for continuing education and training programs to be conducted in dental

teaching curricula in the Faculty of Dental Medicine

Author Biography

Mohammad Ahmed Qasim Aljunaid1 , Aryo Dwipo Kusumo2

1 Graduate Student of Dental Health Sciene, Department Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine,

Universitas Airlangga, 2Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Mohammad Ahmed Qasim Aljunaid1 , Aryo Dwipo Kusumo2. (2020). Knowledge and Awareness of Bio-Medical Waste Management among Senior Undergraduate and Specialist Dental Students: Cross-Sectional Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2058-2062. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10726