Changes in compliance with recommended infection control practices and affecting factors among dentists in Taiwan

Hsin Chung Cheng, Chen Yi Su, Chiung Fang Huang, Chi Yu Chuang

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Abstract

Compliance with recommended infection control practices in East Asia has not been clearly documented. To investigate changes in compliance with recommended infection control practices over a eleven-year period and to identify affecting factors, two nationwide cross-sectional surveys of dentists in Taiwan were conducted in 1999 and 2010. An anonymous questionnaire that assessed characteristics of dentists and practices of recommended infection control guidelines was mailed. Results showed that all infection control practices surveyed had improved in 2010. Factors affecting compliance with wearing basic protective barriers in 2010 were being female (odds ratio [OR]=3.631, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1684-1690
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Dental Education
Volume76
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • Dentists
  • Infection control
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Education

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