What do dental college clinicians know about oral cancer and its risk factors? An assessment among final year students, interns and faculty members in saudi arabia
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dc.contributor.author Jafer, Mohammed es
dc.contributor.author Crutzen, Rik es
dc.contributor.author Jafer, Alhassen es
dc.contributor.author van den Borne, Bart es
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-28T12:45:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-28T12:45:11Z
dc.date.issued 2018 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/68121
dc.description.abstract The ability of health care professionals to perform oral cancer examination depends partly on their knowledge of the disease and its risk factors. This study aimed to assess and compare the knowledge of final year students, interns and faculty members regarding oral cancer and its risk factors. A 35-item questionnaire about knowledge of oral cancer and its risk factors was distributed among participants from Jazan University?s Dental School. A minimum score of 18 was the cut-off point for an acceptable total score of oral cancer knowledge [OCTS]. Descriptive statistics described the relations between demographics variables and knowledge levels of participants. The differences between OCTS, diagnostic-clinical examination knowledge [DCK] and supportive knowledge [SK] and sex and occupation were analyzed using independent t-test and ANOVAs respectively. A total of 72 students, 68 interns and 88 faculty members completed the questionnaires (N = 228); with an average age of 23.8 ± 0.9 years, 25.1 ± 1.5 years and 40.6 ± 9.1 years with 55.1% males. OCTS was 20.2 ± 3.6 out of 35. No significant difference between OCTS and participants? sex was found (t (203) = 1.342, p = .181, 95% CI for difference -.302 ?? 1.589). No significant differences in OCTS between students, interns and faculty members (F (2, 225) = 2.116, p = .123). A significant difference in SK between final year students, interns, and faculty members was founded (F (2, 194) = 5.62, p = .004). Knowledge of oral cancer and its risk factors among Jazan Dental School?s final year students, interns and faculty members is acceptable. However, due to the high rate of oral cancer in Jazan, emphasizing knowledge of oral cancer and its risk factors in the curriculum of Jazan Dental School is required. es
dc.source Jafer, Mohammed ; Crutzen, Rik ; Jafer, Alhassen ; van den Borne, Bart. What do dental college clinicians know about oral cancer and its risk factors? An assessment among final year students, interns and faculty members in saudi arabia. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 10 9 2018: 908-913 es
dc.title What do dental college clinicians know about oral cancer and its risk factors? An assessment among final year students, interns and faculty members in saudi arabia es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.identifier.doi 10.4317/jced.55168 es

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