Volume 15, Issue 71 (11-2007)                   daneshvarmed 2007, 15(71): 53-56 | Back to browse issues page


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The Study of Knowledge and Attitude Level of Dental Students in Faculties of Dentistry in Iran Regarding Dental Health Services in Therapeutic and Health Networks. daneshvarmed. 2007; 15 (71) :53-56
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-949-en.html

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Introduction & Objective: The main aim of this study was to study of knowledge and attitude level of dentistry in Iran regarding dental heath services in therapeutic and health networks of Iran in 1997-98. Materials & Methods: The knowledge and attitude level of 2054 dental students from 14 dental faculties assessed via a questioner form contained 21 questions about knowledge and 10 question about attitude. The students who had answered to 11 questions from 21 ones were scored as "weak level of knowledge. The level of their attitude categorized into 5 levels: 1) Absolutely agreed, 2) Agreed, 3) No idea, 4) Disagreed, 5) absolutely disagreed. Collected information analyzed by EPI6 soft ware. Results: The results of this study showed that 82.1% of students had weak level of knowledge and their attitude level was classified to five groups as follow: 53.7% absolutely agreed, 8.3% no idea, 0.1% disagreed and 0.3% absolutely disagreed. Dentistry Faculty of University of Mashhad with 98.3% had best level of knowledge while Dentistry Faculty of University of Ahwaz with 0% had lowest level of knowledge. Conclusion: Results of this study revealed that although the level of knowledge of dental students was weak but their attitudes were good.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: فیزیولوژی ورزش

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