Knowledge of Biomedical Waste Management Amidst the Clinical Students of Dental College, Tamilnadu State, India – A Cross Sectional Observational Study

J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2023 Jul;15(Suppl 1):S711-S714. doi: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_97_23. Epub 2023 Jul 5.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: The objective of study was to assess the knowledge and awareness of the management of biological waste (BMW) among undergraduate students of Dental College, Tamilnadu state.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among the students of Dental College in Tamilnadu state, India, a cross-sectional observational research was conducted. A pre-designed questionnaire was distributed to the students. Their expertise and awareness of managing biomedical waste were the variables that were investigated.

RESULTS: One hundred and eighty students were participated. The male to female ratio was 1:2, and the average age of responders was 19.76 ± 1.03 years. When it comes to information concerning the management of biomedical waste, an average of 60.33% were correct and 39.57% were incorrect. For their knowledge of the same, 81.35% were correct and 18.65% were incorrect.

CONCLUSION: The findings indicated that students had a high degree of knowledge and understanding regarding the management of biomedical waste.

PMID:37654290 | PMC:PMC10466613 | DOI:10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_97_23

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