Knowledge and attitude regarding prevention and management of Covid-19 infection among people of selected rural areas of Kalaburgi district
Background: People are becoming panicked, emotionally unsecured, depressed, and in a stage of confusion because they are unaware of the facilities provided by the government, regarding reliable news sources, symptoms of COVID-19 and its prevention with the cure. It is now very clear that COVID-19 is creating very disaster effects globally with India.
Methodology: A quantitative approach with exploratory descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The samples from the selected rural areas of Kalaburgi district were selected using convenient sampling technique. The sample consisted of 60 rural people. The tools used for data collection was knowledge questionnaire and structured attitude scale.
Results: The study result reveal that, with respect to knowledge (6.7%) respondents were had poor knowledge, 40(66.7%) were had moderate knowledge and 16(26.7%) were had good levels of knowledge. With regard to attitude, 11(18.3%) respondents were had Non favorable attitude, 42(70%) were had favorable attitude and 7(11.7%) were had positive attitude. The correlation between knowledge and attitude scores of rural people regarding prevention and management of Covid-19 infection is found not significant at p<0.05 levels.
Conclusion: There is a need for the education for the rural people for the prevention and management of Covid-19 infection among rural people and promote their health during pandemic situation.
Anoop S. Knowledge and attitude regarding prevention and management of Covid-19 infection among people of selected rural areas of Kalaburgi district. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2022;4(1):82-85. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2022.v4.i1b.102