A Study to Assess the Knowledge on COVID-19 among Adults Residing at Rural Area Jolva in Bharuch, GujaratJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2020-11-05
Authors : Suketu Dave; Gomathy; Stella Gracy; Najarana Patel;
Page : 937-943
Keywords : Assess; Knowledge; COVID-19; Adult;
COVID-19 is a new threat without any antiviral therapies or vaccines, current measures to mitigate this crisis depend heavily on the national and regional preparedness and responses. However, optimal strategies to cope with the complexity of this pandemic demand substantial scientific evidence. Recently, the WHO has issued technical guidance for countries/regions and research institutions, as well as having worked closely with global researchers to update the empirical evidence. Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge regarding COVID-19 among people residing at Jolva, Bharuch.2. To find out the association between the level of knowledge of people regarding COVID-19 and the selected socio demographic variables.3. To provide health education that could be crucial to improve the level of knowledge. Methods: A descriptive cross sectional design was used in this study. We have selected the cases by Non probability convenient sampling Technique was used. Total 320 samples were selected from Jolva, Bharuch. It consists of demographic variables of people. And Multiple choice questionnaires to assess the Knowledge regarding COVID-19. Result: In this study the distribution of level of knowledge score of the samples in that 47 (14.7 %) samples had inadequate level of knowledge, 170 (53.1 %) samples had moderate level of knowledge while 103 (32.2 %) samples had adequate level of knowledge regarding COVID-19. Age and Occupational status there is no significance and Educational Status, Income and Source of Information were significant association between knowledge score.
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