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Article: Patient perception of cross-infection prevention in dentistry

TitlePatient perception of cross-infection prevention in dentistry
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Issue Date1990
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Oral Surgery Oral Medicine And Oral Pathology, 1990, v. 69 n. 4, p. 457-460 How to Cite?
AbstractA questionnaire survey was conducted among 301 dental hospital and general practice patients in the Glasgow region to assess their perception and awareness of cross-infection preventive methods used in dentistry. Sixty percent of the respondents were aware that dentists have been advised to wear gloves routinely, and a large majority thought that the gloves were for the dentists' own protection. Almost all the respondents did not mind the dentist wearing either gloves or masks during treatment. One third of the total population were ignorant about sterilization methods used in dentistry. One half of the hospital patients and one third of the general practice patients thought that infectious diseases could be contracted via the dentist or his instruments. Although two in three of the respondents surmised that transmission of AIDS in the dental clinic is unlikely, one half of the general practice patients were unwilling to visit the dentist if the latter was known to treat patients with AIDS. This survey indicates that there is a great deal of confusion and fear among the public on cross-infection in the dental clinic, which needs to be rectified by a properly targeted health education campaign.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153716
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dc.contributor.authorSamaranayake, LPen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcdonald, KCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:21:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.identifier.citationOral Surgery Oral Medicine And Oral Pathology, 1990, v. 69 n. 4, p. 457-460en_US
dc.identifier.issn0030-4220en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153716-
dc.description.abstractA questionnaire survey was conducted among 301 dental hospital and general practice patients in the Glasgow region to assess their perception and awareness of cross-infection preventive methods used in dentistry. Sixty percent of the respondents were aware that dentists have been advised to wear gloves routinely, and a large majority thought that the gloves were for the dentists' own protection. Almost all the respondents did not mind the dentist wearing either gloves or masks during treatment. One third of the total population were ignorant about sterilization methods used in dentistry. One half of the hospital patients and one third of the general practice patients thought that infectious diseases could be contracted via the dentist or his instruments. Although two in three of the respondents surmised that transmission of AIDS in the dental clinic is unlikely, one half of the general practice patients were unwilling to visit the dentist if the latter was known to treat patients with AIDS. This survey indicates that there is a great deal of confusion and fear among the public on cross-infection in the dental clinic, which needs to be rectified by a properly targeted health education campaign.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofOral Surgery Oral Medicine and Oral Pathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - Psychology - Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshAttitude To Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshCross Infection - Prevention & Control - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Service, Hospitalen_US
dc.subject.meshGeneral Practice, Dentalen_US
dc.subject.meshGloves, Surgicalen_US
dc.subject.meshHepatitis B - Psychology - Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMasksen_US
dc.subject.meshPatients - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshScotlanden_US
dc.subject.meshSterilizationen_US
dc.titlePatient perception of cross-infection prevention in dentistryen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailSamaranayake, LP:lakshman@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume69en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.spage457en_US
dc.identifier.epage460en_US
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