Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005138
Title: Awareness of anemia among dental undergraduate students: A questionnaire-based study
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and awareness regarding anemia among dental undergraduate students. Materials and Methods: A crosssectional study was conducted during the academic year of January 2019 among the dental students of Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. A total of 100 dental undergraduate students were involved in the study, including both males and females. All students in the study voluntarily completed a questionnaire consisting of twenty closeended questions which were designed to assess their basic knowledge and awareness regarding anemia. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics, and results were obtained. Results: Only 54.2% of the respondents reported having information about anemia and 78% considered themselves not enough informed, a fact observed through the low percentage of right answers in a knowledge test. Conclusion: Most dental students have poor knowledge regarding anemia and its causes, prevention, and management. Educational interventions should be implemented among undergraduate students through awareness programs to increase their knowledge and awareness of identifying anemic patients entering their hospital for treatment.

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    A. Shreya Svitlana1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 *, R. Gayathri 2

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    A. Shreya Svitlana1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 *, R. Gayathri 2

    Title:Awareness of anemia among dental undergraduate students: A questionnaire-based study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (3413-3416)
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    Methodology:Anemia, Education, Hospital, Knowledge
    Research Materials:Undergraduate students

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Anemia Education Hospital Knowledge Undergraduate students

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