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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Knowledge Awareness and Attitude about Research Ethics among Dental Faculties in India

Nithin Manchery Gopinath, Joseph John, E Senthilkumar, N Nagappan

Citation Information : Gopinath NM, John J, Senthilkumar E, Nagappan N. Knowledge Awareness and Attitude about Research Ethics among Dental Faculties in India. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014; 15 (5):608-613.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1587

Published Online: 01-10-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge, awareness and attitude about research ethics and research ethics committees (RECs) among dental faculties.

Materials and methods

This cross-sectional questionnaire study incorporated a self administered questionnaire. Descriptive, Chi-square and logistic regression analysis was used to analyze the data.

Results

The overall response rate to the study was 85%. More than half were familiar with research ethics, principles and functions of the research ethics committee. Though there were some faculties whose attitude regarding research ethics principle was not optimal.

Conclusion

The present study revealed a broad acceptance among the faculties acceptance toward RECs and training in research ethics, though there existed certain gap in knowledge about research among the faculties.

Clinical significance

This will help us to understand the knowledge, awareness and attitudes of dental faculties toward research ethics, which will help the institutional officials to develop better educational programs in the field of research ethics in order to help them conduct better research henceforth.

How to cite this article

MG Nithin, John J, Senthilkumar E, Nagappan N. Knowledge Awareness and Attitude about Research Ethics among Dental Faculties in India. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014;15(5):608-613.


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