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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 8
First page : ( 3320) Last page : ( 3322)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00610.8

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on post exposure prophylaxis of Hepatitis among Dental undergraduates and Post-Graduates students at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai– A Questionnaire Survey

Dr. James Divya1,*, Dr. Srinivas Manay Roshini1, Dr. Muthusekhar M. R.2

1Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

2Head of the Department, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: divyajames31@yahoo.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to assess under graduates and post graduates knowledge about post-exposure prophylaxis for Hepatitis B virus and to compare the results obtained from both the groups. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in December 2015 using a self-structured questionnaire to collect information from Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai. Results: Knowledge, attitude and practice of post graduates is more followed by interns, final years and third years. Conclusion: Based on the results of this survey, authors concluded that there is lack of knowledge about HBV post-exposure prophylaxis among undergraduates and post graduates. Participation in such workshops must be made mandatory for all dental health care providers.[4]

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Keywords

Hepatitis B virus, post-exposure prophylaxis, under graduates, post graduates, vaccination, human immunodeficiency virus.

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