A nationwide survey of confidence and knowledge of assessment and management oral conditions amongst a sample of physicians, United Kingdom

Carly Welch*, Lauren McCluskey, Daisy Wilson, Mary Ni Lochlainn, Joanne K. Taylor, Victoria Gaunt, Kumudhini Giridharan, Benjamin Jelley, Emma Louise Cunningham, Roisin Healy, Mili Doshi

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to assess current confidence and knowledge of oral conditions amongst a sample of UK physicians and doctors in training programmes using a web-based survey. Results: 131 survey responses were analysed for doctors from FY1 to consultant grade working within medical specialties. 36.6% and 35.9% of those surveyed expressed that they felt confident diagnosing and managing oral conditions respectively. The median knowledge score was 60%; 65.6% correctly identified the image that demonstrated a squamous cell carcinoma. 91.6% reported that they felt they needed additional training in the diagnosis and management of oral conditions. Neither confidence nor knowledge were affected by grade, specialty, or region of practice.

Original languageEnglish
Article number348
JournalBMC Research Notes
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Education
  • Mouth care
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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