Avineet Kaur1, Harnoor Singh Sandhu2*, Sonampreet K Dhillon3, Aaron Sarwal4, Iqra Khilji5 and Shalika Bhagat6
1Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Swami Devi Dyal Dental College and Hospital, Golpura, Barwala, Haryana, India
2Emergency Medical Officer, Department of Emergency, Gian Sagar Medical Hospital Banur, Rajpura, Punjab, India
3B.D.S, R.D.A, Periodontics,M.P.H T&N Wu Dental Corp, USA
4Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics Mills Dental Care, Port Moresby, NCD, Papua New Guinea
5Medical Officer (Dental), Hazrat Haleema Maternity and General Hospital Garewal chowk, Malerkotla, Punjab, India
6Department of Dermatology, Gian Sagar Medical Hospital Banur, Rajpura, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author: Harnoor Singh Sandhu, Emergency Medical Officer, Department of Emergency, Gian Sagar Medical Hospital Banur, Rajpura, Punjab, India.
Received: January 18, 2022; Published: January 31, 2022
Aim: The study was done to assess the knowledge and awareness of medical and dental professions about Mucormycosis associated with Covid 19.
Materials and Methods: A prospective questionnaire survey was done on 200 medical and dental professionals. Medical professional’s knowledge and awareness about Mucormycosis associated with Covid 19 was evaluated.
Result: In medical group 61 were males and 39 females whereas in dental group 32 were males and 68 were females. The difference was statistically significant (P < 0.008). The age group was 34 for 25-30 years and 66 for 31-40 years in medical group and 46 and 54 respectively in dental group. The difference was not statistically significant (p-0.11). 57 were graduates and 43 participants were postgraduates in medical group. In dental group 69 were graduates and 31 were post graduate among 100 participants in each group. The response to knowledge about steroids responsible for fungal infections was statistically significant in both groups (p-0.041). The awareness response among the study population was significant for appearance of mucamycosis during first wave and prolonged headache another symptomatic factor for fungal mucormycosis was insignificant.
Conclusion: The participants had acceptable knowledge and awareness about covid 19.
Keywords: Awareness; Covid; Dental; Knowledge; Medical; Response
Citation: Harnoor Singh Sandhu., et al. “Evaluation of Knowledge and Awareness of Medical and Dental Professions About Mucormycosis Associated with Covid 19: A Questionnaire Survey”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.2 (2022): 178-182.
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