Oral cancer awareness among undergraduate dental students in Iran

Graham R. Ogden, Nima Mahboobi

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to assess undergraduate dental students' knowledge about prevention and detection of oral cancer in Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). A validated questionnaire which tested oral cancer awareness and procedure was given to 3rd to 6th year students of the dental faculty of TUMS. A total of 165 students participated in this survey. As expected, students of the final years showed greater knowledge of risk factors and clinical features of the disease. This study highlights for consideration regarding improvement to undergraduate dental education.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)380-385
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Cancer Education
    Volume26
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

    Keywords

    • Adult
    • Attitude of Health Personnel
    • Female
    • Health Care Surveys
    • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
    • Humans
    • Iran
    • Male
    • Mouth Neoplasms
    • Questionnaires
    • Risk Factors
    • Students, Dental
    • Young Adult

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