Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Antimicrobial Resistance among Dental Students in a Medical College of Nepal
Introduction: Antibiotic resistance has become one of the major global health problems and it is still increasing throughout the world. This problem of antibiotic resistance can be reduced by educating the undergraduate medical and dental students. Therefore, there is an urgent need to evaluate the knowledge of antimicrobial resistance among the undergraduate dental students. Therefore, this study has been undertaken to assess the knowledge of antimicrobial resistance among dental students.
Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted on dental students from first week of July to second week of July. As the country was in lockdown, online questionnaire was used to collect data. The responses obtained were cleaned and coded in Microsoft Excel. The demographic parameters were tabulated and total score compared among different subgroups of respondents. The frequency of different measures mentioned by respondents was also noted.
Results: Among the 82 participants, 67(81.7%) were female and 15(18.3%) were males. The mean age of participant was 21.5 and the standard deviation was 1.8. The mean score was 12.8, SD 1.5 and median score was 13 with first quartile Q1 12 and third Quartile Q3 was 14. The maximum possible score was 15.
Conclusion: In this study all the dental undergraduate students had good knowledge, attitude and practice about antimicrobial resistance. This study shows that adequate knowledge about antimicrobial resistance has been imparted to the dental undergraduate students.
Keywords: Antibiotic Resistance, Attitude Knowledge, Practice
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