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Awareness about the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Consumer Protection Act in Dental Professionals, Interns and Post Graduate Students in a Dental Institute - A Questionnaire Based Study

Pharande SV, Toshniwal NG, Potnis SS, Sonawane RS, Patil SS

Abstract: Context: Dental professionals are highly obliged to the service and welfare of the society. Any breach or malpractices in health care delivery can significantly attract a number of litigations towards the practitioner. A proper knowledge regarding Consumer Protection Act (COPRA) will not only safeguard the clinician but will also enhance safe health care delivery in a standard and efficient way Aim: To evaluate the amount of awareness regarding the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding Consumer Protection Act amongst dental professionals, interns and post graduate (PG) students Settings and design: A cross-sectional survey was conducted amongst interns, post-graduate students and teaching staff of Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Pune. Materials and methods: Census sampling was done. 196 participants were evaluated with a structured, closed-ended, self-administered questionnaire. Statistical analysis: SPSS software (version 21) was used for data analysis. One-sample Chi-Square test and Binomial tests were applied (P > 0.05.) MS Excel was used to calculate percentages for the obtained responses. Results and conclusion: 65.88% of MDS staff, 48.75% BDS staff, 48.88% post-graduate students and 49.34% interns show a comparable were aware about Consumer Protection Act. There is a need to increase the level of awareness regarding Consumer Protection Act in dental professionals

Keywords: Consumer Protection Act, awareness, dental

Country: India, Subject Area: Dental Science

Pages: 718 - 722

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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Pharande SV, Toshniwal NG, Potnis SS, Sonawane RS, Patil SS, "Awareness about the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Consumer Protection Act in Dental Professionals, Interns and Post Graduate Students in a Dental Institute - A Questionnaire Based Study", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i3/show_abstract.php?id=ART20196109, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 718 - 722

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