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Article: Knowledge of and attitudes toward severe acute respiratory syndrome among a cohort of dental patients in Hong Kong following a major local outbreak

TitleKnowledge of and attitudes toward severe acute respiratory syndrome among a cohort of dental patients in Hong Kong following a major local outbreak
Authors
KeywordsCoronavirus pneumonia infection
Dental office
New infection
Virus-loaded aerosol
Issue Date2007
PublisherF D I World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.html
Citation
Community Dental Health, 2007, v. 24 n. 1, p. 43-48 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To assess the knowledge of and attitudes toward severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) among patients attending a teaching dental hospital and private dental practices in Hong Kong during a major local SARS outbreak. Methods: 250 dental patients were interviewed by questionnaire and 213 were interviewed by phone. Results: Less than one-third (30.0%) of the 463 respondents said they were not afraid of contracting the SARS coronavirus from their dentists and did not avoid dental treatment for that reason. Nearly three-fifths (56.7%) did not worry about contracting SARS from dental treatment. Fewer than 10% of the respondents thought that dentists ran a high risk of contracting SARS. From the patients' experiences, 85.2% and 21.7% of the dentists wore face masks and face shields, respectively, when delivering dental treatment. Conclusions: The majority of patients interviewed had confidence in their dentists, their treatment environments, and the infection control measures taken, and were not worried about contracting SARS in the dental setting. This perception is an improvement from that described in an earlier study, in which more than half of the patients were concerned about contracting an infection during dental treatment and perceived that the infection control measures undertaken by the dental profession to prevent infectious diseases were not satisfactory. Patients, however, demanded better infection control measures during the SARS outbreak. © BASCD 2007.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65960
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.767
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.395
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dc.contributor.authorYip, HKKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsang, PCSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSamaranayake, LPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, AHPen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T05:42:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T05:42:26Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dental Health, 2007, v. 24 n. 1, p. 43-48en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0265-539Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/65960-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To assess the knowledge of and attitudes toward severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) among patients attending a teaching dental hospital and private dental practices in Hong Kong during a major local SARS outbreak. Methods: 250 dental patients were interviewed by questionnaire and 213 were interviewed by phone. Results: Less than one-third (30.0%) of the 463 respondents said they were not afraid of contracting the SARS coronavirus from their dentists and did not avoid dental treatment for that reason. Nearly three-fifths (56.7%) did not worry about contracting SARS from dental treatment. Fewer than 10% of the respondents thought that dentists ran a high risk of contracting SARS. From the patients' experiences, 85.2% and 21.7% of the dentists wore face masks and face shields, respectively, when delivering dental treatment. Conclusions: The majority of patients interviewed had confidence in their dentists, their treatment environments, and the infection control measures taken, and were not worried about contracting SARS in the dental setting. This perception is an improvement from that described in an earlier study, in which more than half of the patients were concerned about contracting an infection during dental treatment and perceived that the infection control measures undertaken by the dental profession to prevent infectious diseases were not satisfactory. Patients, however, demanded better infection control measures during the SARS outbreak. © BASCD 2007.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherF D I World Dental Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fdiworldental.org/resources/4_3community.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Dental Healthen_HK
dc.subjectCoronavirus pneumonia infectionen_HK
dc.subjectDental officeen_HK
dc.subjectNew infectionen_HK
dc.subjectVirus-loaded aerosolen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross Infection - prevention & control - psychology - transmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Careen_HK
dc.subject.meshDental Service, Hospitalen_HK
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen_HK
dc.subject.meshEye Protective Devicesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Teachingen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshInfection Control, Dental - instrumentation - methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topicen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMasksen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshMouthwashes - therapeutic useen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrivate Practiceen_HK
dc.subject.meshProtective Devicesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - prevention & control - psychology - transmissionen_HK
dc.titleKnowledge of and attitudes toward severe acute respiratory syndrome among a cohort of dental patients in Hong Kong following a major local outbreaken_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYip, HKK: kevin.h.k.yip@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailTsang, PCS: csptsang@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume24en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage43en_HK
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