Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Recent Diagnostic Aids for Oral Cancer among Dental Students
Keywords:Attitude, diagnostic aids, knowledge, oral cancer, practice, questionnaire.
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
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
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.
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