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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 73-77

Effectiveness of a training program related to infection control and waste management practices in a dental college: A quasi-experimental study


Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Mayank Das
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_8_19

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Introduction: Biomedical waste is an important public health concern regarding waste management and diseases related to this issue in developing countries. Aim: This study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of training related to infection control and waste management among undergraduate students in a dental institution. Materials And Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study carried out in two dental colleges, including 100 final year students of both the colleges. In group A (experimental group) and group B (control group) at the baseline, a questionnaire and a lecture were given. Follow-up and assessment were conducted at 1 and 3 months, and at the end of 6 months. Collected data were analyzed, and independent t test and one-way analysis of variance test were used for the analysis. Result: Knowledge and attitude scores in the experimental group showed a statistically significant increase. Practice scores in the experimental group showed a statistically significant increase in scores from 1 to 3 months and from 3 to 6 months. Conclusion: The training program was found to be effective in improving knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding infection control and waste management among undergraduate dental students.


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