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04 October 2022: Clinical Research

Questionnaire-Based Study on the Prevalence, Awareness, and Preventive Measures of Occupational Hazards Among Dental Professionals

Mohanad A. Alyousefy 1ABCD , Amal S. Shaiban 2DEG , Wafa H. Alaajam 23DFG , Mohammed Mousa H. Bakri 4CFG , Yaser A. Alhazmi 4DEG , Mohammed Y. Aljabri 4DEG , Mohammed M. Al Moaleem 56DE* , Basem H. Al-Huthaifi 7B , Hebah F. Al-Bahr 7B , Arwa M. Alhaj 8B

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.938084

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e938084

Table 1 Details of studies, including the year of publication, sample size, and questions used.

Author (s), publication year, and countrySample size,% of male/femaleStudy participantsContents of questionnaire
Present study, 2022, Sana’a-Yemen31037% Male63% Female174 Dental students, 50 Interns, 72 General practitioners, 14 SpecialistsDemographic details, Awareness about different occupational hazards, Prevalence of occupational hazards, Different means to decrease prevalence of occupational hazards
Al-Aslami et al, 2018, Jazan, Saudi Arabia []5 20062% Male38% FemaleNo clinical profession was mentionedPersonal information, Awareness about occupational hazards, Seminar attendance, Safety measures practiced, Experience of occupational hazard while in practice.
Bhuvaneshwari et al, 2020, Odisha, India []6 57260% Male40% FemaleGeneral practitionersPersonal information, Years of experience, Type of occupational hazard, Awareness about occupational hazards, Safety measures practiced, Working hours per week
Leggat and Smith, 2006, Queensland, Australian []8 28573% Male27% FemaleGeneral practitionersPersonal informationYears of experience, number of working hours per dayLevel of awareness.Preventive measures undertaken
Sheik and Bhoj, 2020, Chennai-India []9 200No sex identification100 Dental students, 100 General practitionersPersonal data, Awareness about occupational hazards, Safety measures practiced, occupational hazard experiences while in practice
Mehta et al, 2013, Chandigar, India []10 11368% Male32% Female55 Dental graduates, 58 Post-graduatesOccurrence of occupational Hazards, Necessary steps taken for their prevention
Leggat et al, 2001, Southern Thailand []14 22047% Male53% FemaleGeneral practitionersPersonal informationInformation on a range of occupational hygiene Practices. This included infection control; HBV immunization, management of HBV and HIV patients
Garus-Pakowska et al, 2016, Łódź, Poland []15 103No sex identificationDenturistsAssessment of somatic and psychosomatic ailments related to denturists’ jobAnalysis and evaluation of harmful agents associated with denturists’ workplaceEvaluation of preventive measures and compliance with safety rules among denturists.
Reddy et al 2015, Bellary, India []11 6671% Male29% FemaleGeneral practitionersDemographic questionsWork conditions. Physical, chemical, psychosocial, litigation problems experienced. dentist’s work schedule(number of breaks and their purpose)
Ramaswami et al, 2020, Mumbai, India []12 200No gender identificationGeneral practitionersDemographic data, Years of experience of dentists, Number of clinical hours working on patientsAwareness of various occupation-related hazards and various measures taken by their management
Tadakamadla et al, 2012, Bhimavaram, India []13 29020% Male80% FemaleDental professionalsPersonal informationExperience in Years, number of working hours per dayLevel of awareness.Preventive measures undertaken.Occupational hazards experienced
Pavičin et al, 2020, Croatia []16 40639% Male61% FemaleDental professionalsDemographics information, length of service, specialization.Dentist’s awareness of occupational health risks.Previous experience in dental offices
Saccucci et al, 2022, Italy []17 46815% Male85% FemaleDental hygienistsPersonal informationTraining, working hours, and patient numbers per week, Type of pain, Type of MSD reported, Absence from work due to MSDs, Need for medical care due to MSDs

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