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Investigation on the Cognitive Situation of Gargles by Dentists with Different Titles in a Province of China: A Cross-sectional Survey
Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 9, Issue 3, May 2020, Pages: 47-53
Received: May 8, 2020; Accepted: May 26, 2020; Published: Jun. 3, 2020
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Na Liu, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Hebei Medical University & Hebei Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shijiazhuang, China
Yue Liu, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Hebei Medical University & Hebei Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shijiazhuang, China
Hailin Zhang, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Hebei Medical University & Hebei Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shijiazhuang, China
Qing Liu, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Hebei Medical University & Hebei Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shijiazhuang, China
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Abstract
Background and objective: We found that the phenomenon of unreasonable use of gargles is common in clinical practice, which is closely related to the lack of recognition of gargles by dentists. In this study, some dentists in Hebei province of China were investigated to find some problems with their cognition and some reasonable suggestions were put forward. Methods: 600 dentists were chosen by stratified random sampling. A self-designed questionnaire was distributed online to study the knowledge of those dentists with different professional titles on the gargles types, drug resistance, adverse reactions, potential risks and anti-Candida albicans. 576 questionnaires were collected, of which 528 were valid. All valid questionnaires were analyzed by SPSS21.0 software. Results: As for the gargle types, doctors who knew nothing about it accounted for 15.15%. 51.52% of the dentists did not pay attention to the drug resistance. As for the adverse reactions of compound chlorhexidine gargle, doctors who chose "no adverse reactions" and "unclear" accounted for 8.71% and 32.58% respectively. The awareness of "taste change" of primary dentists was lower than that of senior dentists (P<0.05). As for the potential risks of long-term and frequent use of gargles, 87.50% of doctors chose "Oral flora disorder". Doctors who chose other risks were relatively few accounting for 6.44%, and those who chose "unclear" accounted for 12.12%. As for the cognition of gargles against Candida albicans, 7.58% of dentists chose "unclear". Conclusion: The overall cognition of gargles by dentists with different titles is not comprehensive or accurate.
Keywords
Dentists, Gargles, Cognition, Survey
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Na Liu, Yue Liu, Hailin Zhang, Qing Liu, Investigation on the Cognitive Situation of Gargles by Dentists with Different Titles in a Province of China: A Cross-sectional Survey, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 9, No. 3, 2020, pp. 47-53. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20200903.11
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