Assessment of Hepatitis B Vaccination Status of Students of Faculty of Dentistry

Hepatitis B Awareness of Dental Students

  • Tuba Talo Yildirim Firat University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Peridontology, Elazig, Turkey
  • Filiz Acun Kaya Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Peridontology, Diyarbakir, Turkey
  • Can Ayhan Kaya Dicle University, Vocational High School, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Keywords: Hepatitis B, dental students, infection

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the dental students’ hepatitis B vaccination and serological status according demographic data.

Methodology: A questionnaire prepared related to hepatitis B virus infection and demographic data of 290 students, educating at University of Fırat and Dicle, Faculty of Dentistry in 2016-2017 academic year was distributed. Chi-square test analysis was used for statistical analysis. p<0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Results: In the study, it was determined that 17.9% of the students had hepatitis B in the family and 17.9% of them had seen themselves at risk. Of the 290 students who participated in this study, 42% were HBV vaccinated, 21.6% completed the vaccination scheme, 35% of the students had HBV carriers and 20.7% were controlling HBV serology. The higher class of students, the rate of development of vaccination, control of HBV serology, HBV carrier, and protective response increased significantly (p<0.01). Gender, parental level of education did not have a statistically significant effect on the answers given to the questions.

Conclusions: The level of awareness of HBV in dental school students is not at the desired level. We believe that the students who start the first semester of the dental school will be educated by the infection control committees collectively and vaccination will solve this problem.

 

How to cite this article: Talo Yildirim T, Acun Kaya F, Kaya CA. Assessment of Hepatitis B Vaccination Status of Students of Faculty of Dentistry. Int Dent Res 2017;7:46-53. 

Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.

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Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Yildirim, T., Acun Kaya, F., & Kaya, C. (2017). Assessment of Hepatitis B Vaccination Status of Students of Faculty of Dentistry. International Dental Research, 7(3), 46-53. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2017.vol7.no3.1

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