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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : ZC39 - ZC44

Recasting Disaster Recovery Strategy at Dental Workplace in Combating Crisis A Questionnaire Study ZC39-ZC44

Venisha Pandita, Patthi Basavaraj, Ashish Singla, Ritu Gupta, Ravneet Kaur, Vaibhav Vashishtha, Monika Prasad, Jishnu Krishna Kumar

Correspondence
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.
E-mail : drvineshapandita@gmail.com

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.