A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding COVID -19 among the students of selected University Guwahati Assam
Bhuyan A, G Lakhimi and Kalita N
Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. Anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age. A Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Samples were taken from a selected University Guwahati, Assam. In this Descriptive study we have found that majority of the sample that is 74%(111) were having adequate knowledge regarding COVID -19 and 26%(39) were having moderate knowledge and the findings also shows that 60%(90) having positive attitude and from there 57% strongly agreed that “we may get infected while taking care of COVID-19 patients”, 39.6% strongly agreed that “prevalence can be stop if all health care workers taken active participation”, 55.9% strongly agreed that “Early detection of COVID-19 can improve the treatment and outcome”. Where again 31.1 % agree that “COVID-19 is a curable disease” and Maximum 45.5% disagree that “COVID-19 can be treated at home.” .Majority 33.9% agree that “All information available about COVID-19 in India is sufficient”, where as 40% were neutral regarding Government performance of control the COVID-19 outbreak,62.5% also strongly agree that “If COVID -19 cases increase lockdown of cities should be continued”, 51.4 % strongly agree that “health workers taking care of COVID-19 patient should be kept in Isolation .49% strongly agree that “travel restriction should be there to control the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce transmission”, 29.5% strongly agree that “health education can prevent COVID-19” and 50% also agree that using PPE Kit can prevent the health worker from getting infection”. The findings also showed that (r=0.082) there is no correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding COVID-19.
Bhuyan A, G Lakhimi, Kalita N. A study to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding COVID -19 among the students of selected University Guwahati Assam. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2021;3(2):98-101. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2021.v3.i2b.85