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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Dental Students About COVID-19

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04449081
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 26, 2020
Last Update Posted : September 2, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rajesh Hosadurga, Melaka Manipal Medical College

Brief Summary:

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

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 215 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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

Intervention Details:
  • Behavioral: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Awareness, Preference
    KAP, Awareness level and Preference were assessed using questionnaires

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knowledge, Attitude, Practice of dental students towards COVID-19 [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    KAP towards COVID-19 was assessed using validated questionnnaire

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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

  2. Preference towards online learning. [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Preference towards online learning. was assessed using a standard questionnaire

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All consenting participants of year 3, 4 and undergraduate dental students studying at Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, were included in the study

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All consenting participants of year 3, 4 and undergraduate dental students studying at Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka
  • Age - 18-30 years
  • All gender

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Incomplete questionnaires

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04449081

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Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka-Manipal Medical College
Melaka Tengah, Melaka, Malaysia, 57150
Sponsors and Collaborators
Melaka Manipal Medical College
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Principal Investigator: Rajesh Hosadurga, Ph.D Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Melaka, Malaysia
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Responsible Party: Rajesh Hosadurga, Professor, Melaka Manipal Medical College Identifier: NCT04449081    
Other Study ID Numbers: MelakaMMC
First Posted: June 26, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 2, 2020
Last Verified: August 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: No personal details of the participant will be shared.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Rajesh Hosadurga, Melaka Manipal Medical College:
Online learning
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Coronavirus Infections
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
Acute Lung Injury
Lung Injury
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Virus Diseases
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Thoracic Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Musculoskeletal Pain