INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES <p><strong>About The Journal</strong></p> <ul> <li class="show">International Journal of Preventive and Public Health Sciences (IJPPHS) is an international, multidisciplinary, double blind peer-reviewed journal.</li> <li class="show"><strong>IJPPHS </strong>is published (Bi Annually) with Journal accepting submissions on any aspect of public health across age groups and settings which includes:</li> <li class="show">Public Health Practice &amp; Impact</li> <li class="show">Epidemiology</li> <li class="show">Bio-statistics</li> <li class="show">Planning and Evaluation</li> <li class="show">Health Protection Including Control of Communicable Diseases</li> <li class="show">Disease Prevention &amp; Health Promotion</li> <li class="show">Evaluation of Public Health Programmes &amp; Interventions</li> <li class="show">Public Health Governance</li> <li class="show">Public Health Policies, Law &amp; Ethics</li> <li class="show">Capacity in Public Health Systems And Workforce</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">It publishes only original research articles, Review Articles, Case Study, Case Series Reports, Short Communications, Letter to Editor / Editorials focusing on all aspects of the science, philosophy, and practice of public health.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">IJPPHS targets all public health practitioners and researchers and deliver public health services and systems. It will also be of interest to anyone involved in provision of public health programmes, the care of populations or communities and those who contribute to public health systems in any way.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Journal aims to promote the highest standards of public health practice internationally through the timely communication of current, best scientific evidence. Our main criteria for grading manuscripts are scientific originality and impact, as well as relevance to public health practice</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Peer Review System</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each article submitted to <strong>IJPPHS</strong> will be reviewed by 2-3 reviewers. Journal follows Double Blind Peer Review System. All manuscripts will be acknowledged upon presenting to the Journal office, provided that all stated requirements are met. The manuscript is sent to two or more reviewers. 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For Details, please check the subpage below about the journal page on journal website.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Privacy Statement</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.</p> en-US (Dr Swapnil Bumb) (Dr Swapnil Bumb) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:57:51 +0000 OJS 60 Knowledge, Attitude, and Beliefs of Dental Health Professionals Who Got Coronavirus Diseases 2019 Vaccination in BJS Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India <p>Introduction: The World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, has declared the novel coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19)<br>outbreak a global pandemic. On January 16, 2021 India started its national vaccination program against the SARS-CoV virus which<br>has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers, being the first line of defense were the first ones to receive the vaccination.<br>Having received two doses of vaccination, the objective of the survey is to determine the knowledge, attitude, and response of the<br>students and healthcare professionals in Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.<br>Materials and Methods: Internet-based, cross-sectional online questionnaire survey was used to measure responses of<br>100 dental health professionals and dental students from BJS Dental College and Hospital, Punjab using online Google forms.<br>Results: It has been observed that 70% of the dental health professionals, being well-aware of the situation were not hesitant in<br>getting COVID-19 vaccination. About 64.6% of the sample population reported fatigue/lethargy after getting vaccinated. About<br>86.4% of the sample population felt the need for wearing masks postvaccination.<br>Conclusion: There is a greater need for spreading awareness regarding the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccination.</p> Surya Sharma, Prachi Goel, Navdeep Kaur Walia Copyright (c) 2021 Assessing Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Dental Practitioners Regarding Eye Protection Midst the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Questionnaire Study <p>Introduction: Ocular surface is a greatly underappreciated route for COVID-19 transmission. Even a year after the COVID-19<br>outbreak, we remain ineffectual in controlling the widespread community infection. This study was aimed to assess the knowledge,<br>attitude, and practice of dental practitioners toward the importance of eye protection in the prevention of COVID-19 disease.<br>Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire study was conducted in Western Maharashtra amongst dental<br>health professionals. The structured, self-administered, and close-ended questionnaire were designed to collect the data which<br>consisted of two parts and comprised of 24 questions. The reliability and validity of the instrument were calculated (Cronbach’s<br>Alpha- 0.741). Informed consent was also taken from all the participants. Statistical analysis was done using descriptive statistics.<br>Results: In this study, there were a total of 351 participants of age 25 and above. Among the study population, 72.36% of<br>individuals were aware that ocular surface is a probable and frequent route for severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus<br>2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission. About 75.78% of the dental health professionals agreed that eye protection along with the use<br>of a 3-layered surgical mask or respirators is crucial for complete protection again SARS-CoV-2. About 61.54% of dental health<br>professionals believed that eye protection is still the most neglected of all preventive measures. About 58.12% of the dental<br>professionals felt that there is a need to develop new and better eye protection equipment.<br>Conclusion: The majority of the participants had good knowledge, a positive attitude, and sufficient practice regarding eye<br>protection. Moreover, there is also an urgent need to develop better eye protection strategies to overcome the shortcomings of<br>the existing ones.</p> Renuka Nagarale, Mandar Todkar, Anam Kacchi, Raheen Maniyar, Arshiya Momin, Izhan Inamdar Copyright (c) 2021