International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Assessment of public attitude and health seeking behaviour during COVID-19 lockdown in of Punjab
Hemant Kumar Saini, Narendra Kumar Sumeriya and Hemlata Saini
Background: Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has originated first in China Wuhan Hubei province as a health crisis that struck the global community causing dismal repercussions. The present study was conducted to assess public attitude and health seeking behaviour during COVID- 19 lockdown in of Punjab.
Materials & Methods: 485 peoples of both genders was made to get information’s on patient treatment cost, occupation, parental education, monthly income, means of transport, patient choice to attend their follow up etc.
Results: Age group 18-38 years had 8-males and 70 females, 38-60 years had 110 males and 80 females and >60 years had 95 males and 50 females. 210 males and 80 females were employed and 75 males and 120 females were unemployed. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The reason for missing hospital appointment was economic in 45%, hospital shut down in 12%, lack of transportation in 20% and fear of COVID infection in 23%. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Peoples had poor attitude regarding health seeking behaviour during COVID- 19 lockdown.
Hemant Kumar Saini, Narendra Kumar Sumeriya, Hemlata Saini. Assessment of public attitude and health seeking behaviour during COVID-19 lockdown in of Punjab. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2021;3(1):46-48.