Assessment of Knowledge among Dental Patients regarding Second wave of Corona virus Disease

  • Kanwal Zulfiqar Islamic International Dental Hospital, Riphah International University
  • Syed Hamza Zia Islamic International Dental Hospital, Riphah International University
  • Ghina Rizwan Islamic International Dental Hospital, Riphah International University
  • Zarnab Rizwan Islamic International Dental Hospital, Riphah International University
  • Naeema Iqbal Islamic International Dental Hospital, Riphah International University
  • Mobina Fatima Zulfiqar Islamic International Dental Hospital, Riphah International University
Keywords: Covid-19, Information, Knowledge, Second Wave

Abstract

Objective The objective of this study was to assess the dental patients' knowledge and perspectives with respect to the second wave of COVID-19.

Materials and methods A self-designed questionnaire was sent as a google forms link via WhatsApp and a few patients who had no access to WhatsApp, were asked to fill out a hand printed form. The completed questionnaires were then analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (IBM version 22).

Results: A total of 350 participants were included in the study, out of which 38% were male and 62% were female. Result was calculated using binary logistic regression analysis for different variables to predict the confidence level based on their knowledge, attitude and practice regarding second wave of COVID-19.

Conclusion: Our study concluded that there is more than satisfactory level of knowledge regarding COVID-19 and People are aware of the basic protocols which help in protection against the virus owing to easy access of information.

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Published
2022-03-31
How to Cite
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Zulfiqar K, Zia SH, Rizwan G, Rizwan Z, Iqbal N, Zulfiqar M. Assessment of Knowledge among Dental Patients regarding Second wave of Corona virus Disease. JRMC [Internet]. 31Mar.2022 [cited 27May2022];26(1):96-02. Available from: https://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/1798