Knowledge assessment regarding COVID-19 and its preventive measures of B.Sc. Nursing students
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei, China, and has resulted in an ongoing pandemic. As of 2 October 2020, more than 34.2 million cases have been reported across 188 countries and territories with more than 1.02 million deaths; more than 23.7 million people have recovered. This novel virus declared a public health emergency of international concern by the WORLD HEAITH ORGANIZATION (WHO) on January 30,2020. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus was identified by WHO on February 12,2020 as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19). In this current situation is very helpful to know how students are following preventive measures to fight against COVID-19day-by-day the cases are increasing into extreme level. Since there is no specific vaccine to cure this disease, the best way to deal with the corona virus outbreak is to prevent getting infected at all. COVID-19is not like other disease, it spread too fast and affect the respiratory system of the body, in extreme situation, and it may lead to death. No one can predict when this situation come to an end. So the students should aware about preventive measures and should follow it.
Aim: The present study aimed to assess the knowledge of B.Sc. Nursing students regarding Covid-19 and its preventive measures among selected college of Indore.
Design: A quantitative descriptive survey research approach.
Sample: Purposive sample of 40 students of B.Sc. Nursing of Bombay Hospital College of Nursing, Indore.
Result: 12(30%) B.Sc. Nursing students were have average knowledge, 25 (62.5%) students were have above average level of knowledge as well as 3 (7.5%) students have good level of knowledge and there is no one included in the below average category. Mean score of level of knowledge of B.Sc. Nursing students was 11.725 (S.D.≥2.76), this value indicate, that B.Sc. Nursing students were having average level of knowledge regarding COVID-19 and its preventive measures.
Conclusion: This study revealed that B.Sc. Nursing students have below average level of knowledge regarding COVID-19 and its preventive measures & there is need to improve knowledge in this area.