Delivery of post-dental extraction care instructions with the aid of a novel educational kit: the UiTM dental students’ perspective / Nurkhalidah Sabrina Ikmalhisam … [et al.]

Ikmalhisam, Nurkhalidah Sabrina and Abdul Aziz, Nur Syakirah and Mah, Michelle Clare and Tengku Jamaluddin, Tengku Intan Baizura and Abdul Wahab, Hazmyr and Mohammad, Mohd Shawal Firdaus and Keng, Tan Su (2021) Delivery of post-dental extraction care instructions with the aid of a novel educational kit: the UiTM dental students’ perspective / Nurkhalidah Sabrina Ikmalhisam … [et al.]. ESTEEM Academic Journal, 17: 12. pp. 135-146. ISSN 2289-4934

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The objective of this study is to assess Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) dental students’ perspective on a novel patient educational kit in helping them to deliver post-dental extraction care instructions. All undergraduate clinical year dental students of the Faculty of Dentistry, UiTM were recruited for this cross-sectional study. 87.8% of these students have volunteered to participate in this study. An 8-minutes introductory video of the Post-Dental Extraction Care kit (PDEC-kit) was played when simultaneously showcasing the tools in the PDEC-kit to the participants. The participants then answered a set of validated self-administered questionnaires online on their perception and suggestions for improvement of the PDEC-kit, which comprises of 20 items that are rated by a 7-point Likert scale along with 7 open-ended questions. A total of 216 students participated voluntarily in this study. A vast majority of participants agreed that the PDEC-kit is useful (99.1%), easy to use (98.7%), and can improve patient’s understanding regarding post-dental extraction care instructions (99.1%). The information provided in the kit was also found to be appropriate for the patients (97.2%). Interestingly, students who had clinical experience in performing dental extractions have rated significantly higher scores for half of the questions (p<0.05). All but two participants (99.1%) thought that PDEC-kit would assist them in providing better post-dental extraction instructions to patients compared to providing verbal instructions only. Most of the participants (93.5%) also agreed that the kit can improve communication or rapport between patients and them. UiTM dental students agreed that PDEC-kit is beneficial and can help them in delivering more effective post-dental extraction care instructions to their patients.


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Ikmalhisam, Nurkhalidah Sabrina
Abdul Aziz, Nur Syakirah
Mah, Michelle Clare
Tengku Jamaluddin, Tengku Intan Baizura
Abdul Wahab, Hazmyr
Mohammad, Mohd Shawal Firdaus
Keng, Tan Su
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Oral and dental medicine. Pathology. Diseases
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus
Journal or Publication Title: ESTEEM Academic Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > ESTEEM Academic Journal (EAJ)
ISSN: 2289-4934
Volume: 17
Page Range: pp. 135-146
Keywords: patient education, post-extraction care, tooth extraction
Date: August 2021
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