International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A (2020)
Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding COVID-19 among medical students – A cross sectional study
Author(s): KP Joshi and Deepak Jamadar
Abstract:Aims and Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices about COVID-19 among the medical students of SVS Medical college. Results: There was a positive correlation was observed between the Knowledge and attitude (r=0.16, P<0.01). And also we found that, there is a significant difference between the Knowledge and practices. The z- statistics was applied for the KAP and appropriate statistical tests were applied. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22.0 used for all statistical analysis, statistical test of significance was tested at p<0.05. Conclusion: There is a clear need for regular orientation & training programs to improve the updated knowledge regarding COVID-19 infections and prevention strategies. This would improve the confidence of medical students to provide the right care to their patients and protect them self. There a need for the implementation of public health efforts & reinforcement to improve knowledge, attitudes and practices skills for COVID-2019 infection among medical students during the outbreak.