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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 761-765

Knowledge and attitudes towards evidence based dentistry among postgraduate students of two dental Colleges in Davangere City

1 Reader, Dept. of Community Dentistry, ITS College of Dental Science and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, UP, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Community Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, India

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Sowmya Anaberu Rajshekar
Reader, Dept. of Community Dentistry, ITS College of Dental Science and Research, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, UP
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Objective: To assess knowledge and attitudes of post-graduate students towards evidence based dentistry (EBD). Materials and methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted using self-administered questionnaire. The study sample (255) consisted of all I, II and III year post-graduate students of the two dental colleges in Davangere. In addition to general information, the questionnaire consisted mainly of closed questions and five-point likert scale was used to evaluate the responses. Results are expressed in percentage of responses. Results: The response rate was 95.5%. 36% of the students had some understanding of the concept of EBD and were able to apply, 13% had understanding but were unable to apply, 35% knew and 16% were unaware of the concept. Majority of the students favored that EBD improves patient care and is a better approach to clinical-decision making than tradition-based care. 20% of the students had been on EBD course. Conclusion: Though majority of the students had the knowledge of and positive attitude towards EBD, it is not a concept every student is accepting and familiar with. So, it is now the time to make the students aware and utilize the concept whenever and wherever sound evidence is brought to light.

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