Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Recent Diagnostic Aids for Oral Cancer among Dental Students

Authors

  • Manju J
  • Krithika C
  • Sharmila. S
  • Siva Kumar. S
  • Soniya. H
  • Sri Hamsika. N

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14339

Keywords:

Attitude, diagnostic aids, knowledge, oral cancer, practice, questionnaire.

Abstract

Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of recent diagnostic
aids for oral cancer among dental students.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted among 100 students using a 15-item self-administered
questionnaire during COVID-19 pandemic period involving both undergraduates and postgraduate dental
students.It was formatted on google forms and shared through social media. The data collected was analysed
statistically.
Results: A total of 100 dental studentsparticipated in the survey. The total knowledge, attitude, and practice
about recent diagnostic aids for oral cancer (based on summing all the positive responses -- for all the
relevant questions -- and calculating the percentage) was 90% for post-graduates (highest), 88% for interns
group, 84% for final years and 80% for third years (least) respectively.The results of this study show that
postgraduates had good knowledge about recent diagnostic aids for oral cancer when compared to other
groups.
Conclusion: These findings concerning dental students suggests that they have sufficient knowledge in the
recent diagnostic methods of oral canceras they are the ones who have higher chances of diagnosing oral
cancer at earlier stages as they routinely examine oral cavity.

Author Biographies

Manju J

Senior lecturer

Krithika C

Professor and HOD

Sharmila. S

Junior residents, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Siva Kumar. S

Junior residents, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Soniya. H

Junior residents, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Sri Hamsika. N

Junior residents, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Manju J, Krithika C, Sharmila. S, Siva Kumar. S, Soniya. H, & Sri Hamsika. N. (2021). Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Recent Diagnostic Aids for Oral Cancer among Dental Students. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 381-386. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14339

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