Arwa Alhaj, Khaled AL-Jawfi, Mohanad Alyousefy, Basem Muthuna and Emad Shamala

Objective: This study aimed to assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices regarding Hepatitis B and Infection control among clinical dental students.
Materials and Methods: The study was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study. A self-administered questionnaire consisting of questions on students’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding HBV was used. Data of 500 participants were analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Studies) version 25.0.
Results: The participants showed high level of knowledge about HBV. Also, the subjects showed negative attitude toward HBV patients. The majority reported always wearing gloves (98%), lab-coat (100%) gowns (10%), face masks (100%) and protective eye wear (5%). While (95%) of participants had been vaccinated against HBV. However, only (23%) completed the recommended 3 doses of the vaccine.
Conclusion: These unsatisfactory findings emphasize the necessity of continued education about HBV in order to improve knowledge, attitudes, and practices of dental students regarding HBV.

Keywords :Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Hepatitis B; Dental Students; Sana’a city; Yemen.

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