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The present world is facing the challenge due to the widespread of the coronavirus pandemic which is known as COVID-19. It is a life threatening disease. This disease is caused due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome. Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus is the first respiratory disease. This disease is caused due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). More than 188 countries were affected by this disease. The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Wuhan in China in the year 2019. The main aim of this study is to assess the awareness, knowledge and perception on the prevention and cure for COVID-19 among dental students.
Materials and MethodSelf-administrated questionnaire was designed based on awareness. The questionnaire was distributed through an online Google forms link. The study population included dental students belonging to the 18 – 26 age group. Method of representation of each output variable was in pie chart and bar graph. The statistics was done using SPSS software, chi square test was done to check the association and a p value of 0.05 was said to be statistically significant. The survey was completed in the month of may 2020
84.3% were aware of the pandemic disease that prevails worldwide today. Survey revealed that a majority of the participants were aware of the preventive measures to fight the infection.Male participants strongly believe that lock down can be the best preventive measure for covid infection than females and it was statistically significant(p<0.05)
This survey proves that the majority of the participants were aware about the preventive measures to be taken to avoid COVID 19 that prevails worldwide , and also found that both male and female students were equally aware of the same.Male participants strongly believe that lockdown can be the best preventive measure for covid infection than females and it was statistically significant.