Fear, Knowledge, and Modification of Practice among Iraqi Dentists to Fight Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Al- Hamidi, Mokhtar and Isam Afram Jarjur, Dina and Rashid Noaman, Bushra and Kala, Duran (2021) Fear, Knowledge, and Modification of Practice among Iraqi Dentists to Fight Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic. Eurasian Journal of Science & Engineering, 7 (2). pp. 274-283. ISSN 2414-5602

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Health care workers, especially doctors and nurses who are in direct contact with COVID-19 patients are on high-risk professions despite wearing full protective equipment. This study aimed to assess the fear and emotional stress among Iraqi dentists from getting infected with COVID-19 and also their knowledge in preventing this disease. A cross-sectional study using an online survey questionnaire consisted of 22 questions was implemented using Google Forms. The study started after gaining the agreement of the authority. The questionnaire was put out on social media; well known Iraqi dentist’s Facebook groups, and through e-mail. The study covered all the governorates of Iraq. The data were processed using SPSS. The sample was 516 dentists (216 males, and 255 females) and 218 participants were graduates, 249 postgraduates, and 49 of them were students. Results showed that, dentists who were afraid of getting infected with COVID-19 were 82%. Iraqi dentists have knowledge about the Novel COVID19 and are afraid of getting infected. Iraqi dentists need modifications in their practice to protect themselves and their patients from this pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Dentists, Fear, Anxiety, Knowledge
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Eurasian Journal of Science and Engineering > VOL 7, NO 2 (2021)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 07:33
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 07:33
URI: http://eprints.tiu.edu.iq/id/eprint/862

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