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The association between COVID-19 Knowledge, perception of infection control and infection control practice among dental hygienists

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2023, 28(2), pp.171-179
  • DOI : 10.9708/jksci.2023.28.02.171
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : December 27, 2022
  • Accepted : January 31, 2023
  • Published : February 28, 2023

Kim Seon-Rye ORD ID 1

1영산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to evaluate the association between knowledge of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), perception of infection control and practice of infection control among dental hygienists. The questionnaires consisted of 9 demographic questions, 10 questions about COVID-19 knowledge, and 36 questions about perception and practice of infection control. The study analyzed 120 participants‘ data gathered from May 1 to May 31, 2021. For data analysis, T-test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation were used. As a result, COVID-19 knowledge was 6.59 out of 10, the perception of infection control was 3.57 out of 4 and the practice of infection control was 3.55 out of 4. The COVID-19 knowledge(r=0.485) and perception of infection control(r=0.614) were significantly positively related to practice of infection control. To improve the practice of infection control in the dental field, education of infection control should be mandatory for dental hygienists. Also, the practice of infection control following “Dental Infection Control Standard Policy & Procedure” must be mandatory.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.