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Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India

Nirmalya Manna, Sudipta Das, S K Sabir Rahaman, Jyoti Singh.

Abstract
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by coronavirus family (SARS-CoV-2). There is a rising trend of the pandemic ever since its inception. Although the healthcare workers are already oriented and play a central role in the response to COVID-19, there is very limited information on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of patients attending health facilities toward SARS-CoV-2.

Aim and Objectives: Assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of Novel Coronavirus among patients attending general out-patient department (GOPD) in a Medical College of Eastern India.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in GOPD of Kolkata for 3 months in 119 adults. A pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire was used to collect data by interview method.

Results: The mean age of study participants was 41.05 ± 15.09 (S.D.) with 49.6% belonging to the age group of 20–40 years. Knowledge regarding prevention of transmission was noted among 70.5% of study participants. About 96.6% followed the good practice of wearing mask while going outside and 70.6% covered both nose and mouth. The various socio-demographic variables were associated with the knowledge and practice of COVID-19 transmission. It was noted that education, occupation, and socio-economic status showed statistically significant association with knowledge and correct practice of using mask during the COVID-19 pandemic (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: There is a moderately fair level of knowledge concerning SARS-CoV-2 among the general population and a significant association with positive attitudes and practices toward preventive health measures to combat COVID-19.

Key words: Attitude; COVID-19; Knowledge; Practice; Public Health


 
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Manna N, Das S, Rahaman SKS, Singh J. Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(6): 828-833. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04186202228042022


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Manna N, Das S, Rahaman SKS, Singh J. Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=25683 [Access: June 01, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04186202228042022


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Manna N, Das S, Rahaman SKS, Singh J. Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(6): 828-833. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04186202228042022



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Manna N, Das S, Rahaman SKS, Singh J. Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited June 01, 2022]; 12(6): 828-833. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04186202228042022



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Manna, N., Das, . S., Rahaman, . S. K. S. & Singh, . J. (2022) Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (6), 828-833. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04186202228042022



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Manna, Nirmalya, Sudipta Das, S K Sabir Rahaman, and Jyoti Singh. 2022. Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (6), 828-833. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04186202228042022



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Manna, Nirmalya, Sudipta Das, S K Sabir Rahaman, and Jyoti Singh. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 828-833. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04186202228042022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Manna, Nirmalya, Sudipta Das, S K Sabir Rahaman, and Jyoti Singh. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.6 (2022), 828-833. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04186202228042022



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Manna, N., Das, . S., Rahaman, . S. K. S. & Singh, . J. (2022) Knowledge, attitude, and practice on prevention of novel coronavirus infection among patients attending general out patient department in a medical college of Eastern India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (6), 828-833. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.04186202228042022