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Bahrani F, Farzin M, Nozari L. Shiraz dentists’ knowledge of professional ethics. ijme. 2012; 5 (6) :69-80
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-94-en.html

1- Dentist Prosthodontics Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Shiraz University ofMedical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2- 2Associate Professor Prosthodontics Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Shiraz University ofMedical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran , farzinm@sums.ac.ir
3- 3Faculty of Dentistry Shiraz University ofMedical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Abstract:   (8008 Views)
Considering the professional position of physicians, ethics is of great significance in medical society and being among medical sciences, dentistry is not an exception. This research evaluates the Shiraz dentists' knowledge of professional ethics especially in regard to patients' rights, which is recommended by American Dentists Association. This research is of descriptive/observational and cross-sectional type. The society studied in this research included all dentists in Shiraz who owned an office, out of which 97 individuals were selected through simple random sampling. To collect the data, a 20-question questionnaire was used. The reliability and validity of this questionnaire was approved, and collected data was analyzed by SPSS software. ANOVA test was used as a method of gaining correlation of age and knowledge, and T-test was used to gain correlation of gender and knowledge. Results revealed that the score of dentists' knowledge was 61%, which is equal to 11 out of 18 scores. There was no relationship between knowledge and age (P=0.67) or gender (P=0.68). Dentists must be aware of patients' rights, and reviewing ethical education in the faculty of dentistry is essential, and reaching this goal requires public participation and proper planning for training on this issue in Iran.
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Accepted: 2017/09/27 | Published: 2013/10/14

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