Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Tobacco Cessation Methods among the Dental Professionals of Bareilly International University: A Cross-sectional Study

Keywords: Oral Cancer, Smoking, Tobacco

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In India, the percentage of deaths caused by tobacco smoking is anticipated to rise from 1.4 percent in 1990 to 13.3 percent by 2020.Health care experts have done their best to persuade and counsel users to quit the habit through their collaborative efforts. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Assessment of dentistry students' attitudes and practices concerning tobacco cessation strategies, as well as the role of information in their promotion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was carried out at the Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly among the dental professionals, i.e. final year, interns, postgraduates students. The questionnaire was designed to test the knowledge, attitude, and practice of dental students regarding tobacco use. The self-administered survey included a set of questions. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square test had been used to test associations between their responses among age, qualification, and academic year using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 22. RESULTS: A total of 300 surveys were sent out, with a 96.39 percent response rate. There were 54 percent females and 46 percent males among the 250 participants. Approximately 68 percent of people were between the ages of 20 and 23. In the current study, 32.4 percent were seeking MDS and 67.6 percent were pursuing BDS. Nearly half of those prefer to prescribe nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as a cigarette cessation recommendation to patients, followed by self-quitting at 48% and pharmaceutical approaches at 1.2 percent. DISCUSSION: More than half of the respondents had an average level of awareness of smoking cessation therapies, and the majority of them had a favorable attitude toward their provision. As a result, it is important to persuade students to develop an interest in learning about tobacco quitting strategies.

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Author Biographies

Swati Pathak

3rd Year Postgraduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly

Shivalingesh KK

Professor & Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly

Henna Mir

MDS, Public Health Dentistry, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly

Divya Srivastava

MDS, Public Health Dentistry, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly

Adeeba Saleem

MDS, Public Health Dentistry

Anushtha Kushwaha

2nd Year Postgraduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Bareilly

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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0508.11469
Published: 2021-11-27
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Swati Pathak, Shivalingesh KK, Henna Mir, Divya Srivastava, Adeeba Saleem, Anushtha Kushwaha. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Tobacco Cessation Methods among the Dental Professionals of Bareilly International University: A Cross-sectional Study. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Nov.27 [cited 2022Jan.20];5(8):OR1-OR6. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/469

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