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Evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practice among post-graduate staff and post-graduate students of dental colleges in Navi Mumbai for diagnosis, monitoring and management of patients with impaired


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Author Details: Jaishree Rijhwani, Vineet Kini, Ashvini M. Padhye, Priyanka Machale, Tushar Pathak, Bharat Gupta

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 8

Article End Page : 12


Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate and compare the knowledge, attitude and practice among post-graduate staff and post-graduate students of dental colleges in Navi Mumbai for diagnosis, monitoring and management of patients with impaired glucose tolerance through a set of 18-item multiple- choice closed ended objective questions.
Materials & Method: The cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among post-graduate staff and post-graduate students of various dental specialties in dental colleges of Navi Mumbai during March – April 2015. The validated questionnaire consisted of 18-item closed ended questions based on recent literature and updated American Diabetic Association Guidelines (ADA) in 2014. Total of 605 individuals participated in the survey out of which 240 were post-graduate staff and 365 were post-graduate students.
Results: After the questionnaire was collected out of 605 participants, 509 participants (84.13% response rate), met the inclusion criteria out of which 202 (39.69%) were PG Staff and 307 (60.31%) were PG Students. The results showed that PG Staff members were very much aware about the diagnosis, monitoring and management of patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) as compared to PG students. The knowledge of PG staff was considerably higher, probably due to their clinical exposure.
Conclusion: The study emphasizes the need for better instillation of diagnosis, monitoring and management protocols for impaired Glucose tolerance (IGT) and guidelines as standardized by ADA amongst both the post-graduate staff members and post-graduate students of dental colleges in Navi Mumbai in order to achieve prevention and better control of diabetes mellitus and its complications.

Keywords:
Impaired glucose tolerance test, Diabetes mellitus, American Diabetic Association, Knowledge, Attitude