A Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards COVID-19 among the Population in Balod and Raipura Mahadev Ghat areas of Chhattisgarh State in India
Keywords:COVID-19, knowledge, practice, social distance
Background: The coronavirus is a family of viruses, it can cause severe medical complications and lead
to death in some people. Aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice towards
COVID-19 among the population in Balod and Raipura Mahadev Ghat areas of Chhattisgarh state in India.
Methods: A Cross-sectional study was conducted in selected areas of Chhattisgarh state during lockdown
period from 23rd to 30th April 2020. A total of 151 responses were recorded online survey through Google
Form. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS-21. Among the participants, considerably sound knowledge
was present regarding the transmission of COVID-19 from human to human (100%), its causative agent
(96%), at risk group for COVID-19 (91.4%), incubation period (90.1%). Almost all the respondents (98%)
avoided stepping out of home and also maintained social distance and avoid gathering. All the participants
used mask whenever they went out of home and 90.7 percent respondents had followed hand washing
steps as suggested WHO. Conclusion: Health awareness has impact on knowledge, attitude and practice
towards COVID-19. Moreover, regular educational interventions and awareness campaigns are still required
in preventing the further spread of COVID-19.