International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Capacity building and assessment of grass root workers regarding their role in prevention and management of the COVID-19 pandemic at a rural health care facility in Delhi

Author(s): Dr. Bratati Banerjee, Dr. Ekta Arora, Dr. Pallavi Singh, Dr. Nidhi Budh and Dr. Puneet Mishra
Abstract: Introduction: As various emerging and re-emerging diseases have occurred over time; this era is traversing through another pandemic of novel coronavirus. Management of COVID-19 focusses on spreading awareness to the community regarding methods of transmission and preventive strategies for COVID-19. Thus, capacity building of frontline workers plays a key role in the management of COVID-19.
Methodology: A training evaluation study was carried out on ASHA and Anganwadi Workers at the Rural Health Training Center, Barwala for a duration of two months. Pretest and post test were conducted to assess the impact of the training sessions. Paired t test for difference between means for pre- and post-intervention sessions and Fisher’s Exact Test for proportion of subjects with and without correct knowledge were applied.
Results: Comparison of Mean scores obtained by the group of participants in Pre-Test and Post-Test assessments came out to be statistically significant. An improvement of 15.5% was observed post training sessions, though the difference was not statistically significant.
Conclusion: The training sessions evaluated in this study were successful in raising awareness of the group of participants and helped to bridge the gap remaining after government endeavor.
Pages: 40-43  |  62 Views  26 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Bratati Banerjee, Dr. Ekta Arora, Dr. Pallavi Singh, Dr. Nidhi Budh, Dr. Puneet Mishra. Capacity building and assessment of grass root workers regarding their role in prevention and management of the COVID-19 pandemic at a rural health care facility in Delhi. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(1):40-43. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i1a.184
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine