Knowledge, Attitudes, Awareness towards the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 at the Dental Clinic of RSGM UNSOED

Asmala Triwulandari, Intan Shaferi, Budi Aji


The increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the last three years has a high potential for the risk of COVID-19 transmission to dentists and dental therapists in health care facilities, including at the UNSOED Dental and Oral Hospital (RSGM). One of the health services at RSGM UNSOED that is at high risk of COVID-19 transmission is a dental clinic. Three-year data (2020-2022) shows that 16 out of 31 people or around 51.6% of dentists and dental therapists at UNSOED Hospital have been confirmed positive for COVID-19. Therefore, the Prevention and Control Covid 19 of COVID-19 infection is very important to be applied as a reference for infection control in and dentists and dental therapists. The purpose of this study is to determine effect of knowledge, attitudes, and awareness about COVID-19 on dentists and dental therapists on the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 infection at the dental clinic of RSGM UNSOED.This type of research is survey with regression analysis. Sampling using non probability sampling technique with saturated sampling, by distributing questionnaires to research samples. The level of significance was set at P values < 0.05. Total participants were 31 people consisting of dentists as much as 71% and dental therapists as much as 29%. The findings of this study are that knowledge variable has a p-value of 0.003 The Attitude variable has a p-value of 0.000. Awareness variable has a p-value of 0.006. The findings of this study are that knowledge, attitudes, and awareness about COVID-19 in dentists and dental therapists at the dental clinic RSGM UNSOED have a positive effect on the Prevention and Control of COVID-19.

Keyword : COVID-19, Knowledge, Attitude, Awareness, Dentists and dental therapists, Prevention and Control Covid 19 of COVID-19

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