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Awareness of Community People towards Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID 19): A Cross Sectional Study

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 1)

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Page : 857-859

Keywords : Awareness COVID Community people community Novel Corona Virus Disease;

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Corona viruses are a large group of viruses that are rather common throughout the community. Historically, evidence has shown that the virus is transmitted through birds and mammals, with humans being particularly vulnerable to infection and transmission of the virus. Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an ongoing pandemic, for which appropriate infection prevention and control measures need to be adopted. The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of Community People towards Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID 19). Methods: A cross sectional online survey was conducted to assess the awareness of COVID 19. The study comprised of 75 community people. The survey questionnaire was used to collect the data towards COVID 19. The questionnaire consisted of 10 true and false questions. Convenience sampling technique was used for data collection. Formal permission was obtained from concerned authority for data collection. The analysis of the data was done by using descriptive statistics. Result: The results showed that, Majority 57.33 % of the community people were in the age group of 31 - 40 years and majority 76 % were males. 89.33 % of community people were completed their post graduation. Most of the community people 77.33 % gained information from social media and 16 % gained from newspaper. Based on mean score of the participants demonstrated that, the majority of the participants are aware about COVID 19. Mean awareness score of community people towards COVID 19 was 7.68. There was no significant association found between the findings with selected demographic variables among community people. Conclusion: The study showed that, the participants have adequate awareness about COVID 19. This study will help community people to understand about COVID 19 and its prevention.

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