Recasting Disaster Recovery Strategy at Dental Workplace in Combating Crisis – A Questionnaire Study ZC39-ZC44
Dr. Venisha Pandita,
Tutor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, D.J College of Dental Sciences & Research,
Ajit Mahal, Niwari Road, Modinagar, Ghaziabad-201 204, U.P. India.
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Introduction: The number of reported natural and human-made disasters continues to rise worldwide. Disasters occur every day somewhere in the world with dramatic impact on individuals, families and communities.
Aim: This study was designed to measure the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding disaster management among academicians and practitioners in Ghaziabad city.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 487 dentists. A questionnaire (15 items) measuring knowledge, attitude and practice was distributed manually to the participating dentists and data was analysed using SPSS software, version 19.0 and student t-test was performed to assess the differences.
Results: There was statistically significant relation between knowledge and attitude in relation to qualification degree, career prospective and years of experience (p <0.05).
Conclusion: Dentists form an important part of the health care community and thus there is a need to harvest the services of wide distribution of dentists practicing in our country.