Evaluation of Clinical Competency and the Influential Factors in Dentistry Students Using the Self-assessment Method

Yazdani, Reza and Zahra Mohebbi, Simin and Mortazavi, Majed and Madankan, Danial (2018) Evaluation of Clinical Competency and the Influential Factors in Dentistry Students Using the Self-assessment Method. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 42 (4). pp. 348-355.

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Abstract

Introduction: The present study aimed to determine the level of clinical competency and the influential factors in senior dentistry students at dental schools type one, two, and three using the self-assessment method. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 131 senior dentistry students at dental schools type one, two, and three in 2017. Data were collected using a checklist consisting of 135 items and two sections, including demographic characteristics and clinical competency in dentistry based on the dental curriculum of the past year and the influential factors in clinical competency. Data analysis was performed using descriptive and analytical tests, including Spearman's correlation-coefficient, Chi-square, Mann–Whitney U test, and independent t-test at the significance level of pResults: Comparison of the similar departments in the selected dental schools indicated statistically significant differences in the prosthetic, endodontic, and orthodontic departments (P<0.05). In general, community oral health department students were the most competent, while the students in the orthodontic department were the least competent. However, age and average university scores had no effects on the competency skills of the students. According to regression analysis, the differences between the dental schools and competency of the students in the periodontology, endodontic, and oral medicine departments were statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: Considering that the average scores of the dentistry students were close to medium, it is strongly recommended that the educational method and curriculum of dentistry be reviewed and revised in the clinical section.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2018 09:48
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2018 09:48
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10688

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