Patients’ perception of infection prevention in dental practice

Smith, A. J., Wilson, S. L., Read, S., Welsh, J., Gammie, E., Szuster, J., Davidson, J. and Binnie, V. (2014) Patients’ perception of infection prevention in dental practice. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(3), pp. 337-339. (doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.09.017)

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Abstract

Patient’s perceptions of risk from bloodborne viruses (BBVs) and variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (vCJD) in relation to attendance at dental practice is understudied. This survey of an opportunistic sample of 50 dental practice patients examined patients’ perceptions of the risk of acquiring BBVs and vCJD following dental treatment. Major concerns of patients revolved around hand hygiene practices rather than risks from BBVs or vCJD. No patient had avoided or delayed a visit to the dentist because of concerns over risks of cross infection.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Binnie, Dr Vivian and Read, Miss Sarah-Jane and Wilson, Dr Sarah and Smith, Mr Andrew
Authors: Smith, A. J., Wilson, S. L., Read, S., Welsh, J., Gammie, E., Szuster, J., Davidson, J., and Binnie, V.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:American Journal of Infection Control
Publisher:Elsevier Inc.
ISSN:0196-6553
ISSN (Online):1527-3296

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