DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20214289

Evaluation survey of knowledge, attitude, belief and practices amongst nursing and paramedical students about appropriateness and challenges related to COVID-19 surcease measures

Rituja Kaushal, Anand Yadav

Abstract


Background: COVID-19 pandemic is harassing human beings for about 2 years from now. We are constantly designing and devising remedial modalities to get over it. A massive vaccination campaign is going on all over the world to achieve desired level of herd immunity. Still the key is preventive strategies including COVID-19 appropriate behaviour at the individual level.

Methods: A cross sectional study was undertaken amongst paramedical students of a university campus to capture their understanding about different aspects of this pandemic by an 18 items based questionnaire.

Results: More than 80% of study participants answered correctly about the asked question except aspects related to COVID-19 in children and about spread of infection via asymptomatic cases.

Conclusions: Governments of various states should start multiple educational programs at grass root level to bring about a change. Behaviour change communication (BCC) and information, education, communication (IEC) strategies would be ideal to impart health education to meet the desired goals and objectives of bringing awareness amongst lay public.


Keywords


Bhopal, COVID-19, KAP study, Paramedical students

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