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Assessment of knowledge and management of dentofacial traumatic injuries among Zanjan medical interns students (2021-2022)


Background and Aims: Maxillofacial traumas are common injuries caused by accidents and occurrences such as falls or injuries. In this study, we examined the knowledge and practice of medical interns in this field, due to the fact that after the accident general physicians and medical interns are the first line of treatment. Materials and Methods: A two-part questionnaire was prepared including knowledge and practice that presents different scenarios of trauma emergencies. Questionnaires were distributed among medical interns. A total of 152 questionnaires were received and the data was analysed, statistically. Results: The results obtained from this study showed that the level of dependent parameters, i.e. knowledge and practice of participants did not have a significant relationship with independent variables, i.e. age, gender and the duration of internship expressed as months past. On the other hand, it was found that there is a low level of knowledge and poor practice (mean score of 22.2 and 55.5, respectively) among medical interns. Conclusion: A focused training program is highly recommended and workshop sessions should be held to elevate the level of awareness and practice regarding dental trauma among medical interns. Keywords: Awareness; Practice; Trauma; Tooth; Mouth.
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DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/jcr.v9i1.11083
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Onagh S, Mirkeshavarz M. Assessment of knowledge and management of dentofacial traumatic injuries among Zanjan medical interns students (2021-2022). J Craniomaxillofac Res. 2022;9(1):45-51.