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Knowledge, Attitudes and Performance of Iranian Endodontists to Patients with Kidney Diseases [Eur Endod J]
Eur Endod J. 2023; 8(1): 90-95 | DOI: 10.14744/eej.2022.27247

Knowledge, Attitudes and Performance of Iranian Endodontists to Patients with Kidney Diseases

Fatemeh Arabpour1, Maryam Kuzekanani2, Laurence James Walsh3, Moghaddameh Mirzaei4
1Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2Student Research Committee, School of Dentistry, Kerman University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Kerman, Iran
3School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
4Modeling in Health Research Center (M.M.), Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Objective: The high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the community, especially in older patients, makes their management an important aspect of clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge attitudes and performance of Iranian endodontists regarding patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Methods: This cross-sectional, descriptive-analytical study involved 100 Iranian endodontists (41 M, 59 F), who completed questionnaires with 21 items on CKD. Responses were analyzed by SPSS, using Chi-square or Fisher's exact tests.
Results: Overall levels of knowledge were rated as optimal in 55% of subjects, while attitudes to care were favourable in 83%. This cohort of specialist clinicians had strong scores for optimal attitude and performance. Awareness of issues around prescribed analgesics, antibiotic cover, bleeding risk and hypertension was high. Proximity to specialist training (younger specialists, and less years in practice) and female gender were associated with significantly higher scores across the three domains measured.
Conclusion: Most specialists were aware of requirements for safe care of dental patients with CKD. Continuing professional education should target older clinicians who may have had less exposure to formal training in this topic during their clinical training. (EEJ-2022-04-059)

Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, clinical performance, dialysis, endodontics, renal failure

Fatemeh Arabpour, Maryam Kuzekanani, Laurence James Walsh, Moghaddameh Mirzaei. Knowledge, Attitudes and Performance of Iranian Endodontists to Patients with Kidney Diseases. Eur Endod J. 2023; 8(1): 90-95

Corresponding Author: Maryam Kuzekanani
Manuscript Language: English
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