Knowledge of Students Regarding COVID-19 Amid its Hasty Expansion
Keywords:Knowledge, Understanding, University students, COVID 19
Background: The pandemic of COVID-19 has been spreading around the world very rapidly and has took a
terrible shape. The one of the better ways to deal with this terrible pandemic is to have thorough knowledge
about it and act consequently.
Objectives: The present study aim at assessing and comparing the knowledge of Students about COVID 19
and its hasty expansion.
Material and Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional research design was adopted for the study. Data using
online structured knowledge questionnaire was collected from 316 participants which was selected using
convenient sampling technique from selected University of Ambala. The data was collected from students
of Nursing, Physiotherapy and IT department.
Results: The mean age of participants among Nursing was 21.75 + 1.77, 23.43 + 2.62 among physiotherapy
whereas 23.22+ 2.28 among IT department. In relations to Gender it was found that most (76 %) of the
participants were female and only 24 percent were male among Nursing, 66 percent’s participants were
female, and 34 percent were male among physiotherapy while 56 percent were female and 44 percent
were male in the IT department. 47 percent participants from the Nursing, 40 percent participants from
physiotherapy and 20 percent participants form IT were having good knowledge. The knowledge score
among Nursing Participants ranged from 17 to 46, 15 to 47 among Physiotherapy whereas it was 17 to 47
among IT participants. The mean knowledge score of the Nursing participants was 33.84 + 5. 48, 32.91+6.67
among physiotherapy and it was 31.63+5.98 among IT. Repeated measure ANOVA was calculated which
shows a statically significant difference (F=1.07, p=0.00) among three groups
Conclusion: The study concluded that continuing teaching experience is required to the students regarding
preventive measures as well as change in the treatment regimen
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