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COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey

Debasish Misra, Manika Bose, Tapaswini Mishra, Smita Das, Swati Mishra, Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra.

Abstract
Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a contagious viral pathogen, creating a public health emergency, and affecting lives and livelihood of millions of populations globally. Good knowledge, attitude, and practice are essential to prevent and stop the widespread transmission.

Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding COVID-19 among health-care workers (HCWs) in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha.

Materials and Methods: The present study is an observational, cross-sectional, and question-based online research. Questions were created on Google forms. Link was generated and given through social media apps. The questionnaire consists of four sections. First section comprised demographic characteristics. Second, third, and fourth sections contain questions on knowledge, attitude, and practice related to COVID-19, respectively. Descriptive and inferential statistical procedures were done through IBM SPSS statistics version 24.0. The research was granted approval by Institute Ethics Committee of IMS and SUM Hospital.

Results: Data were analyzed in 430 subjects, 205 females and 225 males. The majority of HCWs have good knowledge score 86.5%, attitude score 80.9%, and practice score 91.2%. The mean knowledge score was 6.6 ± 0.84 and mean attitude score was 28.5 ± 1.89. Knowledge and attitude score was found to be significantly different among age groups and gender, p<0.001. Mean attitude score had a significant difference with working status, P = 0.025. Mean knowledge and attitude score was significantly higher across professions and work experience, P < 0.001. Good practice score varies significantly across professions, P < 0.001.

Conclusions: The most of HCWs had good knowledge, positive attitude, and adopted appropriate practices regarding COVID-19. Periodic educational interventions are strongly recommended for HCWs to upgrade their knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding coronavirus diseases.

Key words: Coronavirus Disease; Knowledge, Attitude, Practice; Healthcare Workers; Tertiary Care Hospital


 
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Misra D, Bose M, Mishra T, Das S, Mishra S, Mishra SS. COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(11): 1772-1777. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.02092202205032022


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Misra D, Bose M, Mishra T, Das S, Mishra S, Mishra SS. COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=87043 [Access: November 24, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.02092202205032022


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Misra D, Bose M, Mishra T, Das S, Mishra S, Mishra SS. COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(11): 1772-1777. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.02092202205032022



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Misra D, Bose M, Mishra T, Das S, Mishra S, Mishra SS. COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited November 24, 2022]; 12(11): 1772-1777. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.02092202205032022



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Misra, D., Bose, . M., Mishra, . T., Das, . S., Mishra, . S. & Mishra, . S. S. (2022) COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (11), 1772-1777. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.02092202205032022



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Misra, Debasish, Manika Bose, Tapaswini Mishra, Smita Das, Swati Mishra, and Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra. 2022. COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (11), 1772-1777. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.02092202205032022



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Misra, Debasish, Manika Bose, Tapaswini Mishra, Smita Das, Swati Mishra, and Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra. "COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 1772-1777. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.02092202205032022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Misra, Debasish, Manika Bose, Tapaswini Mishra, Smita Das, Swati Mishra, and Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra. "COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.11 (2022), 1772-1777. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.02092202205032022



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Misra, D., Bose, . M., Mishra, . T., Das, . S., Mishra, . S. & Mishra, . S. S. (2022) COVID-19: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care workers in tertiary care hospitals of Odisha – A cross-sectional survey. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (11), 1772-1777. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.02092202205032022