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Dental procedures during fasting: perceptions among Muslims in Malaysia

Mohd, Farah Natashah and Said, Abdul Hadi (2019) Dental procedures during fasting: perceptions among Muslims in Malaysia. Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 12 (2). pp. 597-601. ISSN 1309-100X

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This study aims to assess the perceptions among Muslims in Malaysia on common dental procedures during fasting. A structured questionnaire was used to assess the perception about common dental procedures during fasting on 377 Muslim adults in Kuantan, Malaysia. The total cumulative score derived from the perception section was categorized into good and poor perception based on the median score, where a score less than median score was categorized as poor perception and a score equal to or more than median score was categorized as good perception. We further examined association between perception score with sociodemographic data. Majority respondents perceived that most of the dental procedures will not nullify their fast with 50.9% of them categorized as having good perception based on median score. There was significant association between perception with education level (p=0.04) and Islamic education level (p<0.001). Majority of the Muslims perceived that most dental procedures did not nullify their fast. Hence, further research is necessary to explore the reason for reduced dental attendance among Muslim patients during fasting month despite their good perception.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6761/73267
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perception, Muslim, Dental, Fasting.
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr FARAH MOHD
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 11:08
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 11:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73267

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