Conocimiento y opinión de los estudiantes de Odontología sobre la infección de COVID-19un estudio multicéntrico

  1. Carmen Martín Carreras-Presas 1
  2. Cintia Micaela Chamorro-Petronacci
  3. Emilio Pintor-Holguin 1
  4. Bruno Baracco 2
  5. Antonio López-Sánchez 2
  6. Enric Jané Salas 3
  7. María Luisa Somacarrera-Perez 1
  8. Mario Pérez-Sayáns 4
  1. 1 Universidad Europea de Madrid

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

    Madrid, España


  2. 2 Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    Madrid, España


  3. 3 Universitat de Barcelona

    Universitat de Barcelona

    Barcelona, España


  4. 4 niversity of Santiago de Compostela.
Revista Española de Educación Médica

ISSN: 2660-8529

Ano de publicación: 2021

Título do exemplar: Revista Española de Educación Médica

Volume: 2

Número: 3

Páxinas: 89-100

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.6018/EDUMED.495291 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDIGITUM editor

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The purpose of this study was to determine dental students' knowledge of COVID-19disease during the first wave of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. An anonymous cross-sectional survey, using self-administered questionnaires, was conducted among dental students from 4 SpanishUniversities to assess their perception and knowledge of COVID-19 between April 6 and April 15,2020. A total of 890 valid responses were received over 9 days. Most students, 616 (70.3%), usedmultiple sources of information. However, 542 (60.9%) believed that the most reliable sourceswere official sites such as the WHO's. Almost 60% (523) believed that they have receivedinsufficient information from their institution. Nationality resulted as a factor related toknowledge aptitude. Thus, 39.9% of respondents in Iberian Europe failed, compared to 20% inNorth America or 10% in Eastern Europe (X2=24,503, p=0,006). European Iberian nationalityimplies a risk (OR) of not passing the knowledge test of 1.601 (CI 95% 1.008- 2.544, p=0.046). Inrelation to gender, 69.1% of women pass the test compared to 30.9% of men. (X2=18.163, VCramer=0.144, p<0.001. Our results show that surveyed dental students lacked the knowledgeregarding symptoms, routes of infection, mortality, and protective measures of COVID-19 diseaseduring April 2020. Specific educational programs on SARS-CoV-2 prevention and protectionshould potentially be implemented in the dental curriculum worldwide

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