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Attitudes of Dentist Towards Communication Skills Learning

Version 1 : Received: 28 October 2020 / Approved: 29 October 2020 / Online: 29 October 2020 (12:46:09 CET)

How to cite: Saeed, S.; Esmael, K.; Jassim, F.; Shetty, A. Attitudes of Dentist Towards Communication Skills Learning. Preprints 2020, 2020100612 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0612.v1). Saeed, S.; Esmael, K.; Jassim, F.; Shetty, A. Attitudes of Dentist Towards Communication Skills Learning. Preprints 2020, 2020100612 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0612.v1).

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the attitude of dentist toward learning communication skills and to recognize the factors influencing attitude toward learning communication skills. A cross-sectional study using a self-administered, 26-item, adapted Communication Skills Attitude Scale (CSAS) was carried out among dentist working in a public sector hospital in Qatar. Overall, two scores could be ascertained from the adapted CSAS: the mean positive attitude score (PAS) and negative attitude score (NAS). Non-parametric tests for statistical significance were utilized to assess relation between PAS and NAS scores and demographics. Fifty-nine dentists completed the survey giving an overall response rate of 53.6%. The mean (SD) PAS and NAS scores were 3.98 (SD=0.54) and 3.26 (SD=0.49) respectively. Female dentist was more positive towards learning communication skills than male. No statistically significant correlation was found between both PAS and NAS scores and respondents’ age. Dentists’ had both positive and negative attitudes towards learning communication skills. Considering the high NAS scores, it is recommended to introduce communication skills formal training sessions

Subject Areas

Communication Skills; Dentist; Patient; Attitudes; Learning

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