A Cross- Sectional Study on Knowledge Attitude and Practice of Wearing Mask During COVID -19 Pandemic Among Students of Pt.J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur(C.G.)

Authors

  • Smita Verma Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur, C.G., India
  • Nirmal Verma Professor &HOD, Department of Community Medicine, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur, C.G.), India
  • Tripti Chandrakar Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur, C.G., India
  • Pallavi Kothari Under graduate students, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur, C.G., India
  • Neelkamal Sahu Under graduate students, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur, C.G., India

Keywords:

Attitude, Face mask, Knowledge, Practice

Abstract

Background: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the disease and how the virus spreads. Face mask has been proved to be effective method to control and prevent Covid 19 infection. This cross - sectional study was designed with objective to assess Knowledge Attitude and Practices of wearing face mask among medical students of Raipur City (C.G.). Methods: This cross - sectional observational study was conducted among medical students of Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur City (C.G.). Quota sampling method was used for sample collection. Survey instrument was adapted from WHO guideline. Data was compiled and analysed in MS excel, data was analysed using binary and multivariate logistic regression with 95% confidence interval. Results: This study identifies, 24.63 % of study participants had a good knowledge, 89.00% had positive attitude and 70.33% had good practice related to face mask utilization. Age of the students, gender and class of the students showed significant association with knowledge of wearing face mask. Gender and class of students showed significant association with attitude of wearing face mask, and practice of wearing face mask showed significant association with class of the students. Conclusion: Good knowledge among medical students about wearing face mask was 24.63%, majority of students had positive attitude and overall good practice of wearing face mask.

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Published

2022-01-18

How to Cite

Smita Verma, Nirmal Verma, Tripti Chandrakar, Pallavi Kothari, & Neelkamal Sahu. (2022). A Cross- Sectional Study on Knowledge Attitude and Practice of Wearing Mask During COVID -19 Pandemic Among Students of Pt.J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur(C.G.). International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 5(3), 687–692. Retrieved from https://www.ijhcr.com/index.php/ijhcr/article/view/4763