Assessment of Infection Control in Dental Clinics at Ibb City, Republic of Yemen: Dentists’ Perspective
Purpose: The aim of this study was to find out the practical infection control procedures from the dentists’ perceptive at hospitals and dental centers at Ibb city in the Republic of Yemen. Method: The data was drawn using a researcher-made questionnaire, random sampling procedures was followed to select 252 dentists from the private, governmental, teaching hospitals and from dental centers at Ibb city in the Republic of Yemen, using a descriptive analysis. Results: The researchers found that the participating dentists agree to the weakness role of the administration regarding infection control where they varied in responding to the role of the dentists during the preparation stage and post treatment stage, but agreed to the treatment phase practices. There was a shortage in practical dealing with the medical waste management and clear shortage in the qualification and training among the nursing staff according to the collected data. The biggest problem with the reviewers who have infectious diseases and didn’t reveal their health status to the dentists with percentage 62.7% dissatisfied the current infection control management, also dissatisfied the role administration of the hospital and the Ministry of the Health. Conclusion: These findings are the first to document the practical infection control and the role of administration in Yemen. The situation is very critical and an action needs to be taken by decision-makers and health organizations.
Ahmed Mohammed Alduais,
Salah Ghalib Mogali,
Assessment of Infection Control in Dental Clinics at Ibb City, Republic of Yemen: Dentists’ Perspective, Science Journal of Public Health.
Vol. 3, No. 3,
2015, pp. 423-432.
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