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Oral Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Dentists in Khartoum State, Sudan

verfasst von: Nada H. M. Ahmed, Sudeshni Naidoo

Erschienen in: Journal of Cancer Education | Ausgabe 2/2019

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Abstract

The dental professions hold an important responsibility in the control of oral cancer and the early diagnosis highly depends on their knowledge. The present study was developed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists in Khartoum State regarding oral cancer prevention and early detection. An administered questionnaire was structured and sent to all licensed 130 dentists working in public dental clinics in Khartoum State. Responses to the questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics. Although the majority of the dentists were knowledgeable about the major risk factors of oral cancer, more than half of the dentists reported they do not carry out any special examination to detect oral cancer in age 40 and above in asymptomatic patients. Dentists indicated their lack of training as the main barrier for conducting a comprehensive oral cancer examination. Interestingly, the vast majority of the dentists express their interest to have further oral cancer educational and training sessions. The findings of the present study suggested strongly that educational and training interventions are necessary to enhance preventive measures which may lead to reduce mortality and morbidity from oral cancer.
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Metadaten
Titel
Oral Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Dentists in Khartoum State, Sudan
verfasst von
Nada H. M. Ahmed
Sudeshni Naidoo
Publikationsdatum
18.11.2017
Verlag
Springer US
Erschienen in
Journal of Cancer Education / Ausgabe 2/2019
Print ISSN: 0885-8195
Elektronische ISSN: 1543-0154
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-017-1300-x

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