Health Apps: Its Impact On Health Care Students in Telangana – A Cross Sectional KAP Study

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  • V. S. M. K. Kranthi Department of Public Health Dentistry, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, India
  • K. V. N. R. Pratap Department of Public Health Dentistry, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, India
  • T. Madhavi Padma Department of Public Health Dentistry, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, India
  • V. Sivakalyan Department of Public Health Dentistry, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, India
  • V. Srujan Kumar Department of Public Health Dentistry, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, India

Keywords:

Health care apps, Fitness apps, Health care, Students

Abstract

Introduction: Smart phones are powerful devices that combine the conventional functions of a mobile phone with advanced computing capabilities enabling users to access software applications commonly termed as “apps”. Health care applications (apps) that are downloadable on to smart phones are increasingly becoming popular among clinicians. Aim: To assess knowledge, attitude and practice in health apps among health care dental students. Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice in health apps based on gender. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional KAP study was conducted on clinical dental students of Mamata dental college, Khammam, Telangana. A questionnaire was used and it consists of questions regarding demographic data, knowledge, attitude and practice of health care apps. Descriptive statistics were computed to demonstrate the frequency of responses and the comparisons were made using chi-square test. A p-value less than or equal to 0.001 was considered to be significant. The data obtained were entered into Microsoft excel sheet and was then analysed. Results: A total of 161 participants voluntarly participated in the study. The female participants were 83.9% and male participants were 16.1%. Conclusion: Majority of female participants showed high prevalence in knowledge on the Health care apps than males. While majority of female participants showed high prevalence of attitude and males showed more practice towards health care apps than females.

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Published

2021-03-15

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V. S. M. K. Kranthi, K. V. N. R. Pratap, T. M. Padma, V. Sivakalyan, and V. S. Kumar, “Health Apps: Its Impact On Health Care Students in Telangana – A Cross Sectional KAP Study”, IJRESM, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 35–37, Mar. 2021.

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