Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Dental Students About COVID-19
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04449081|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 26, 2020
Last Update Posted : September 2, 2020
Coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated "COVID- 19") is a pandemic respiratory disease that is caused by a novel coronavirus and was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The disease is highly infectious, and its main clinical symptoms include fever, dry cough, fatigue, myalgia, and dyspnoea.1 In China, 18.5% of the patients with COVID-19 developed to the severe stage, which is characterized by acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, difficult-to-tackle metabolic acidosis, and bleeding and coagulation dysfunction.
After China, COVID-19 spread across the world and many governments implemented unprecedented measures like suspension of public transportation, the closing of public spaces, close management of communities, and isolation and care for infected people and suspected cases. The Malaysian government had enforced Movement Control Order (MCO) from 18th March to 4th May 2020 and henceforth Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) until 9th June 2020. The battle against COVID-19 is still continuing in Malaysia and all over the world.
Due to the CMO and CMCO in the country, public and private universities have activated the e-learning mode for classes and as the government ordered, universities are closed and no face-to-face activities allowed. This has forced students of all disciplines including dentistry to stay at home which are wide-spread across Malaysia and shift to e- learning mode. To guarantee the final success for fight against COVID-19, regardless of their education status, students' adherence to these control measures are essential, which is largely affected by their knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) towards COVID-19 in accordance with KAP theory. Once the restrictions are eased students have to come back and resume their clinical work in the campus.
Hence, in this study we assessed the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) towards COVID-19 and the students preference for online learning.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Corona Virus Infection Acute Lung Injury Fever Myalgia Cough Dyspnea Septic Shock Bleeding||Behavioral: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Awareness, Preference|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||215 participants|
|Official Title:||Knowledge, Attitude and Practice About COVID-19 and Awareness of Infection Control to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission in Clinics and Perception About Online Learning During Lock Down Period: A Cross-sectional Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 25, 2020|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 10, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 20, 2020|
- Behavioral: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Awareness, Preference
KAP, Awareness level and Preference were assessed using questionnaires
- Knowledge, Attitude, Practice of dental students towards COVID-19 [ Time Frame: 4 months ]KAP towards COVID-19 was assessed using validated questionnnaire
- Awareness level about Infection control to prevent COVID-19 transmission in clinics [ Time Frame: 4 months ]Awareness level about Infection control to prevent COVID-19 transmission in clinics was assesed using a standardized questionnaire
- Preference towards online learning. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]Preference towards online learning. was assessed using a standard questionnaire
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04449081
|Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka-Manipal Medical College|
|Melaka Tengah, Melaka, Malaysia, 57150|
|Principal Investigator:||Rajesh Hosadurga, Ph.D||Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia|