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COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka

Lohit K, Nitin S Kunnoor, Varshini Lakshmi tripura Maddali, Kannam Varun Reddy, Likitha K, Vijaya Lakshmi C, Vidya KR.

Abstract
Background: The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2-novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, was a significant epidemic that had a negative impact on the entire world and resulted in a rapidly spreading respiratory infectious disease. Following the correct steps and rules put in place by the government is crucial because it is known that the pandemic curve can be flattened through vaccines, social segregation, and isolation.

Aims and Objectives: The aims and objectives of the study are to assess the perception toward COVID-associated factors and appropriate behaviors among medical students.

Materials and Methods: This qualitative study was carried out among medical students between May and July 2021, based on their actions, attitudes, and practices on COVID-19. The questionnaire asked about demographic information, gender information, where respondents learned about the condition, how seriously they thought it was, and their understanding of, attitudes about, and practices related to COVID-19.

Results: A total of 296 medical students were participated in the study. Mean age of participants was 20.5 ± 1.3 years. Out of which 57.40% men and 42.60% women influenced the participant’s opinion on COVID-19 opinions from doctors (62.10%) followed by nurses (51.10%). The most common appropriate behavior according to the study was wishing with namaste 276 (93.2%).

Conclusion: This study found an overall increase in compliance with hygiene measures by medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be assumed that the COVID-19 pandemic and its containment measures increased medical students’ awareness of hygiene.

Key words: Coronavirus; COVID Appropriate Behavior; Medical Students; Pandemic


 
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K L, Kunnoor NS, Maddali VLt, Reddy KV, K L, C VL, KR V. COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2024; 14(2): 334-338. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.06327202324072023


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K L, Kunnoor NS, Maddali VLt, Reddy KV, K L, C VL, KR V. COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=158148 [Access: January 31, 2024]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.06327202324072023


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K L, Kunnoor NS, Maddali VLt, Reddy KV, K L, C VL, KR V. COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2024; 14(2): 334-338. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.06327202324072023



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

K L, Kunnoor NS, Maddali VLt, Reddy KV, K L, C VL, KR V. COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2024), [cited January 31, 2024]; 14(2): 334-338. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.06327202324072023



Harvard Style

K, L., Kunnoor, . N. S., Maddali, . V. L. t., Reddy, . K. V., K, . L., C, . V. L. & KR, . V. (2024) COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 14 (2), 334-338. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.06327202324072023



Turabian Style

K, Lohit, Nitin S Kunnoor, Varshini Lakshmi tripura Maddali, Kannam Varun Reddy, Likitha K, Vijaya Lakshmi C, and Vidya KR. 2024. COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 14 (2), 334-338. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.06327202324072023



Chicago Style

K, Lohit, Nitin S Kunnoor, Varshini Lakshmi tripura Maddali, Kannam Varun Reddy, Likitha K, Vijaya Lakshmi C, and Vidya KR. "COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 14 (2024), 334-338. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.06327202324072023



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

K, Lohit, Nitin S Kunnoor, Varshini Lakshmi tripura Maddali, Kannam Varun Reddy, Likitha K, Vijaya Lakshmi C, and Vidya KR. "COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 14.2 (2024), 334-338. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.06327202324072023



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

K, L., Kunnoor, . N. S., Maddali, . V. L. t., Reddy, . K. V., K, . L., C, . V. L. & KR, . V. (2024) COVID-19 appropriate behavior among medical students in Karnataka. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 14 (2), 334-338. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.06327202324072023