Awareness of Dental Personnel towards Occupational Injury- A Cross Sectional Study

  • Maimoona Naeem General Dental Practitioner
  • Fasahat Khan General Dental Practitioner
  • Syed Mahmood Shah Department of Orthodontics, Muhammad Dental College
  • Zafar Abbas Department of Oral Medicine & Diagnosis, Dow International Dental College
  • Amna Rehman Department of Oral & Maxillofacial, Surgery,Liaquat College of medicine & Dentistry, Darul Sehat Hospital
  • Muhammad Saad ul Hassan General Dental Practitioner
Keywords: Wounds and Injuries, occupational injuries, dental instruments

Abstract

TITLE:

Awareness of dental personnel towards occupational injury- a cross sectional study

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the awareness of dental personnel towards dental occupational injury in Karachi.

Methods:       

This cross-sectional prospective study was conducted using pre-designed questionnaire addressing dental personnel of two dental hospitals of Karachi. It includes final year students, house officers, dental officers, general dental practitioners, consultants, post-graduate residents, and dental staff assistants. The inclusion criteria include dental personnel from both genders aged between 20 years to 60 years and had given verbal consent for the study. The non-cooperative respondents, not willing to participate in the study were excluded The sample population includes final year BDS students, house officers (HOs), dental officers (DOs), general dental practitioners, consultants, post-graduate residents (PGs) and dental staff assistants (DSAs). The dental health care workers were asked for the frequencies, tool, procedure and the departments in which they experienced NSI/SII; their knowledge and practice regarding standard management protocols for NSI/SII and their reporting was assessed.  A sample size of 201 personal was selected. Through informed verbal consent dental personnel of both genders aged between 20-60 years, filled questionnaire. Statistical analysis was done on SPSS version 19.00.

Results:

Female and final year BDS participants were74.6% (n=150) and 35.3% (n=71) respectively. Needle stick injury or sharp instrument injury (NSI/SII) was 69.6 % (n=140). Most frequent  Instrument causing injury was dental needle i.e. 54.3% (n=76) while most frequent procedure was during local anesthesia administration i.e. 28.6% (n=40). Department of Oral Surgery was the most common department reported for injury i.e. 53.6% (75). Total 86.6% (n=174) were aware and 79.3% (n=111) of dental personnel followed standard protocols for its management. The statistical analysis was done with SPSS version 19.0. with significant p-value was < 0.05.

Conclusion:

The percentage of dental occupational injury is high and awareness of dental personnel towards dental occupational injury in Karachi is inadequate.

Keywords:

Wounds and Injuries, occupational injuries, dental instruments

word count abstract: 204

word count: 1781

Number of tables and Figures: 2 each

Conflict of interest and funding:

None

TITLE:

Awareness of dental personnel towards occupational injury- a cross sectional study

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the awareness of dental personnel towards dental occupational injury in Karachi.

Methods:       

This cross-sectional prospective study was conducted using pre-designed questionnaire addressing dental personnel of two dental hospitals of Karachi. It includes final year students, house officers, dental officers, general dental practitioners, consultants, post-graduate residents, and dental staff assistants. The inclusion criteria include dental personnel from both genders aged between 20 years to 60 years and had given verbal consent for the study. The non-cooperative respondents, not willing to participate in the study were excluded The sample population includes final year BDS students, house officers (HOs), dental officers (DOs), general dental practitioners, consultants, post-graduate residents (PGs) and dental staff assistants (DSAs). The dental health care workers were asked for the frequencies, tool, procedure and the departments in which they experienced NSI/SII; their knowledge and practice regarding standard management protocols for NSI/SII and their reporting was assessed.  A sample size of 201 personal was selected. Through informed verbal consent dental personnel of both genders aged between 20-60 years, filled questionnaire. Statistical analysis was done on SPSS version 19.00.

Results:

Female and final year BDS participants were74.6% (n=150) and 35.3% (n=71) respectively. Needle stick injury or sharp instrument injury (NSI/SII) was 69.6 % (n=140). Most frequent  Instrument causing injury was dental needle i.e. 54.3% (n=76) while most frequent procedure was during local anesthesia administration i.e. 28.6% (n=40). Department of Oral Surgery was the most common department reported for injury i.e. 53.6% (75). Total 86.6% (n=174) were aware and 79.3% (n=111) of dental personnel followed standard protocols for its management. The statistical analysis was done with SPSS version 19.0. with significant p-value was < 0.05.

Conclusion:

The percentage of dental occupational injury is high and awareness of dental personnel towards dental occupational injury in Karachi is inadequate.

Keywords:

Wounds and Injuries, occupational injuries, dental instruments

word count abstract: 204

word count: 1781

Number of tables and Figures: 2 each

Conflict of interest and funding:

None

TITLE:

Awareness of dental personnel towards occupational injury- a cross sectional study

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the awareness of dental personnel towards dental occupational injury in Karachi.

Methods:       

This cross-sectional prospective study was conducted using pre-designed questionnaire addressing dental personnel of two dental hospitals of Karachi. It includes final year students, house officers, dental officers, general dental practitioners, consultants, post-graduate residents, and dental staff assistants. The inclusion criteria include dental personnel from both genders aged between 20 years to 60 years and had given verbal consent for the study. The non-cooperative respondents, not willing to participate in the study were excluded The sample population includes final year BDS students, house officers (HOs), dental officers (DOs), general dental practitioners, consultants, post-graduate residents (PGs) and dental staff assistants (DSAs). The dental health care workers were asked for the frequencies, tool, procedure and the departments in which they experienced NSI/SII; their knowledge and practice regarding standard management protocols for NSI/SII and their reporting was assessed.  A sample size of 201 personal was selected. Through informed verbal consent dental personnel of both genders aged between 20-60 years, filled questionnaire. Statistical analysis was done on SPSS version 19.00.

Results:

Female and final year BDS participants were74.6% (n=150) and 35.3% (n=71) respectively. Needle stick injury or sharp instrument injury (NSI/SII) was 69.6 % (n=140). Most frequent  Instrument causing injury was dental needle i.e. 54.3% (n=76) while most frequent procedure was during local anesthesia administration i.e. 28.6% (n=40). Department of Oral Surgery was the most common department reported for injury i.e. 53.6% (75). Total 86.6% (n=174) were aware and 79.3% (n=111) of dental personnel followed standard protocols for its management. The statistical analysis was done with SPSS version 19.0. with significant p-value was < 0.05.

Conclusion:

The percentage of dental occupational injury is high and awareness of dental personnel towards dental occupational injury in Karachi is inadequate.

Keywords:

Wounds and Injuries, occupational injuries, dental instruments

word count abstract: 204

word count: 1781

Number of tables and Figures: 2 each

Conflict of interest and funding:

None

Published
2022-05-28