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Title: Broken appointment behavior in a dental school environment.
Authors: Awartani, F.
Keywords: Broken appointment behavior; dental school; environment
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Procter & Gamble Company
Citation: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice; 4(4): 100-107
Abstract: The present study was designed to determine the prevalence of broken appointments of female and male patients scheduled for third, fourth, and fifth year dental students. Data was obtained from computers used for patient scheduling at two campuses of the dental college. The proportion of broken appointments at these facilities was computed using the X2 -test to determine a difference between males and females. Results showed that male patients (14.9%) had a higher proportion of broken appointments than female patients (12.4%). Such differences among gender was statistically significant (p=4.218). The highest percentage of broken appointments was during December of 2001. Thirty four percent of these broken appointments were in the Restorative Clinic at the Darraiyah Campus (DUC) serving primarily male patients and 24% in the Removable Partial Denture Clinic at the Malaz Campus (MUC) serving only female patients. It was concluded the percentage of broken appointment s is considered to be unacceptable because of the negative impact on student learning and, ultimately, their academic progress.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/16162
ISSN: Broken appointment behavior; dental school; environment
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