Clinical Audit On Infection Control Among Dental Students in a Teaching Hospital, Telangana: A Cross-Sectional KAP Study

Authors

  • Pathuri L. S. Akshatha 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. Siva Kalyan Department of Public Health Dentistry, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, India
  • V. Srujan Kumar Department of Public Health Dentistry, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, India

Keywords:

Clinical audit, Dental students, Infection control

Abstract

Background: Over the past few decades, public opinion and involvement in modern health care has been increasing continuously due to which the negligence cases in the health care were being accounted. Although these cases represent a very small proportion, a quality improvement process is required to improve patient care. This can be achieved through clinical audit.
Aim: The aim of the present study is to conduct clinical audit on infection control among dental students in a teaching hospital, Telangana, according to the institution prescribed infection control guidelines.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 318 dental students in a teaching hospital, Khammam, Telangana, using a knowledge, attitude and practice questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square test were applied. The statistical significance was considered at p<0.05.
Results: Out of 318 students who filled up the questionnaire, 82.4% participants were females and 17.6% participants were males. The post graduates were about 30.2%, interns were 36.5% and IV BDS Students were 33.3%. A statistically significant difference was found among the study participants regarding the knowledge, attitudes and practices of infection control.
Conclusion: The present clinical audit showed an overall good adherence with the “institution recommended infection control guidelines,” among the clinical dental students.

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Published

2021-03-18

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P. L. S. Akshatha, K. V. N. R. Pratap, T. M. Padma, V. S. Kalyan, and V. S. Kumar, “Clinical Audit On Infection Control Among Dental Students in a Teaching Hospital, Telangana: A Cross-Sectional KAP Study”, IJRESM, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 53–57, Mar. 2021.

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