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Abstract

ASSESSMENT OF PSYCHOSOCIOIMPACT ON PATIENTS FOR DENTAL TREATMENT DURING COVID -19 PANDEMIC

Dr. Kalpana Pandey*, Dr. Manoj Mittal, Dr. Apoorva Bharadwaj, Dr. Valerie Anithra Pereira and Dr. Ashwani V.

ABSTRACT

Background: Novel Corona virus (covid-19) disease is global health and societal emergency. It was first discovered in Wuhan [China] in December 2019. Efforts to enhance the knowledge, attitudes and practice of the public, especially the high risk groups are critical to manage COVID -19Pandemic.This has led to a massive public reaction, the media has reporting continuously across borders to keep all informed about the pandemic situation. all these things are creating a lot of concern for people leading to heightened levels of anxiety. pandemics can lead to heightened level of stress, anxiety is a common response to any stressful situation. Aim: To assess the knowledge, attitude, anxiety experience among adult Indian population towards the dental treatment in COVID -19 pandemic. Materials and Methods: The study population consists of dental patients of metrocities. A cross sectional study was conducted by a semi structured questionnaire consisting of 12 questionsregarding patient’s perception for dental treatment in COVID-19 pandemic.A self administered multiple choice questions were sent to all the participants and submitted via Google forms. Results: The total number of respondents was 268 with a response rate of 100%. The present study showed equal participation of male and female dentists. A majority of participants were aware about the etiology (97%), mode of transmission (94.7%). Conclusion: Patientsare aware about the COVID-19 disease and they are willingfor the dental treatment even in COVID -19 only for emergency cases. Definitely this pandemic has induced a high level of anxiety among people. They want to postpone definitive dental treatment until pandemic is over or until vaccination is done.

Keywords: COVID-19, CDC Guidelines, Questionnaire, Awareness, Infection Control. Corresponding author.


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