A survey on disaster management among postgraduate students in a private dental institution in India.

G. Rajesh, Kumar Gaurav Chhabra, Preetha J. Shetty, K. V. Prasad, S. B. Javali

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Abstract

To assess the knowledge, attitude, and behavior regarding disaster management among postgraduate (PG) students in a private dental institution in India. Questionnaire survey with cross-sectional design. Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, India. All PG students in SDM college of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, were included. None. Knowledge, attitude, and behavior regarding disaster management. A total of 125 of 135 PG students participated (response rate of 92.59 percent) in the study. Mean knowledge, attitude, and behavior scores were 58.74, 85.78, and 31.60 percent, respectively. Significant correlations were observed between knowledge and year of study (chi2 value = 45.301, p = 0.000), and behavior and place of residence of respondents (chi2 value = 4.112, p = 0.043). Participants had low knowledge and behavior scores, but high attitude scores regarding disaster management. The year of study and the place of residence were associated with knowledge and behavior, respectively. This study highlights the need for curriculum changes in dental education and has policy implications for disaster management in India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of disaster medicine
Volume6
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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