Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1879-1886

Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey

Authors: Abdulmajeed Jazzaa Alharbi, Khalid Essa Alharbi, Shahul Hameed Kolarkodi, Ramy Elmoazen.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dental professionals are among the high-risk categories for getting infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to their work nature. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAPs) of dental professionals related to COVID-19 and their clinical practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was conducted using a pre-tested and validated questionnaire. The questionnaire comprised closed-ended questions related to KAPs. Responses of the participants were scored based on the total scores obtained, and each domain was categorized into good, fair, and poor. The association between socio-demographic details and KAP scores was analyzed using Pearsonís chi-square test. Results: Most of the participants showed good scores in KAPs related to COVID-19. Saudi dentists had comparatively better KAP scores than non-Saudi dentists (p < 0.001). Male dentists and dental specialist had comparatively better knowledge scores than female and general dentists (p < 0.001). Dentists who had experience for less than 5 years demonstrated lesser knowledge and practice scores than others with more experience (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Dentists in Saudi Arabia had good KAPs toward COVID-19 and its importance in dentistry. Dentists should follow all the guidelines and take extra precautionary measures to stop the spread of this pandemic.

Keywords:
COVID-19 , Dental Practice , Transmission , Pandemic


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Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey


Authors
Abdulmajeed Jazzaa Alharbi
BDS, College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Essa Alharbi
BDS, College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Shahul Hameed Kolarkodi
Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
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Ramy Elmoazen
Department of Community Dentistry, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Abdulmajeed Jazzaa Alharbi, BDS, College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.; Abdulmajeed.alharbi999@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 28 Sep 2020
Accepted 10 Oct 2020
Published online 16 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Alharbi AJ, Alharbi KE, Kolarkodi SH, Elmoazen R. Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1879-1886. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601284428


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Alharbi AJ, Alharbi KE, Kolarkodi SH, Elmoazen R. Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=138443 [Access: January 27, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601284428


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Alharbi AJ, Alharbi KE, Kolarkodi SH, Elmoazen R. Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1879-1886. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601284428


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Alharbi AJ, Alharbi KE, Kolarkodi SH, Elmoazen R. Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 27, 2021]; 4(11): 1879-1886. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601284428


Harvard Style

Alharbi, A. J., Alharbi, . K. E., Kolarkodi, . S. H. & Elmoazen, . R. (2020) Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1879-1886. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601284428


Turabian Style

Alharbi, Abdulmajeed Jazzaa, Khalid Essa Alharbi, Shahul Hameed Kolarkodi, and Ramy Elmoazen. 2020. Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1879-1886. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601284428


Chicago Style

Alharbi, Abdulmajeed Jazzaa, Khalid Essa Alharbi, Shahul Hameed Kolarkodi, and Ramy Elmoazen. "Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1879-1886. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601284428


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alharbi, Abdulmajeed Jazzaa, Khalid Essa Alharbi, Shahul Hameed Kolarkodi, and Ramy Elmoazen. "Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1879-1886. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601284428


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alharbi, A. J., Alharbi, . K. E., Kolarkodi, . S. H. & Elmoazen, . R. (2020) Knowledge, Attitude, and Preparations Toward COVID-19 among Dentists in Saudi Arabia: An Online Survey. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1879-1886. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1601284428


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