Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003185
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and awareness about epilepsy among dental students
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to analyze the knowledge, attitude, and awareness about epilepsy among dental students. Materials and Methods: This study was designed as a prospective questionnaire-based survey. A questionnaire enquiringly about the knowledge and awareness regarding epilepsy and its management was conducted among students of the 3rd year and final years (those who undergo clinical practice) in Saveetha Dental College. A total of 100 students were selected and an online link was given and their responses were obtained online. The questions had a set of options and the participants have to choose one. Results: Thus, the knowledge and attitude about epilepsy among dental students were evaluated and it was less than adequate and a few people had negative attitude toward epileptic patients. Conclusion: Organizing seminars and additional classes about epilepsy and the management of emergency conditions would help dentist to gain more knowledge about the disease and that would change their attitude toward epileptic patients. This can also have an impact on the patients’ psychological health and a positive influence in their access to dental clinics and to maintain good oral health.

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    Kalaivani Natarajan1 , Dinesh Prabu2

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

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dinesh Prabu, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    Kalaivani Natarajan1 , Dinesh Prabu2

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and awareness about epilepsy among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (303-308)
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    Methodology:Questionnaire-based survey
    Research Materials:dental students

Keywords

Contagious Discrimination Physiological health Social acceptance Socioeconomic status

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