Title: 0299 - Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Evidence Based Dentistry Among Practicing Dentists In two Public Khartoum Dental Teaching Hospitals
Ahmed abdullah (Presenter)
university of medical sciences and technology
Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of evidence based dentistry among clinically practicing dentists in dental public teaching hospitals of Khartoum.
Methods: The target population of this Descriptive cross-sectional study involves clinically practicing dentists in two public Khartoum teaching hospitals. One hundred and seventy one clinically practicing dentists in Khartoum public teaching hospitals were selected using stratified random sampling technique. Data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire containing demographic details and 15 questions for assessing Knowledge, attitude, practice & barriers in Evidence based practice. Chi-square, t-test & one-way ANOVA were applied for data analysis and p<0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: The response rate overall was found to be 94% of which 80.2% were general dentists The study revealed that 57.4% of the participants were familiar with evidence based dental practices. Regarding knowledge about common terms only 47.4% reported in favor. On the matter of sources utilized in clinical difficulties the most favorable was referring to a text book with a rate of 36.5%. Mean knowledge score was found to be 4.82±1.27 and 5.55±1.32 for general dentists and specialists respectively. They showed positive attitude towards adopting it in their future practice with a finding of 64.1%. There exist certain barriers in practice of evidence based dentistry, Time was found to be the most significant factor.
Conclusions: Including evidence based dental practice teaching in dental curriculum may prove to be a significant step in effective and efficient dental care delivery to the patients. Barriers in evidence based practice needs to be identified & eliminated.
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