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Assessment of Knowledge and Awareness of Aarogya Setu App Usage among Dental Undergraduate Students

Ashwini N Jadhav, Noopur P Gonde

Keywords : Aarogya Setu, COVID-19, Dental students

Citation Information : Jadhav AN, Gonde NP. Assessment of Knowledge and Awareness of Aarogya Setu App Usage among Dental Undergraduate Students. J Contemp Dent 2020; 10 (1):6-8.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1272

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: Aarogya Setu app is designed to spread the awareness of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic situation and to know the essential health services to COVID-19 to people of India. Hence, aim of the study is to assess the knowledge and awareness of Aarogya Setu app usage among undergraduate BDS students. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional online survey was conducted for BDS student. Online informed consent was taken from each participant and the information was gathered using a google form self-administered questionnaire to the participants. Results: About 80% of dental students had installed and using the Aarogya Setu app. Self-testing tool in Aarogya Setu app was known to 79.30% of the study participants. 89.70% participants were aware about application of guiding the user that if contacted COVID-19 positive and how to self-isolate and what to do if the symptoms develop. Conclusion: This online survey revealed that the undergraduate's dental students were well versed and aware about the Aarogya Setu app usage and were very proficient in using it. Clinical significance: This study reported level of awareness and knowledge about the Aarogya Setu app among the dental undergraduate students. This could be used as a tool for assessing the student's health and for providing the healthcare facilities for the needful students.

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