Assessing the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding COVID 19 among infected subjects admitted to a COVID isolation facility: A cross-sectional study
Rani George and Neena SB
The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. Preventive measures are playing a pivotal role in reducing infection rate and controlling the spread of the disease. People’s knowledge, attitude and behaviour are important predictors of whether they engage in disease specific preventive behaviours. This study aims to assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices regarding COVID 19 among patients in India.
Methods: This study was conducted on COVID positive patients admitted in a COVID isolation facility using an online Questionnaire.
Results: A total of 250 individuals participated in the study. Majority (94.13%), of the respondents gave a correct response to questions assessing knowledge regarding COVID-19. 96% of the patients feel that social distancing can help avoid infection and 88.5% of the subjects recognise the importance of hand hygiene.
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that the study population has good knowledge, positive attitudes, and good practices toward COVID-19.
Rani George, Neena SB. Assessing the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding COVID 19 among infected subjects admitted to a COVID isolation facility: A cross-sectional study. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2020;3(2):178-183. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2020.v3.i2c.120