Student Project | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022
A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice regarding Prevention of COVID-19 among School Going Children in Selected Schools, Kolhapur
Abstract: COVID-19 does not distinguish borders, race or gender. Everyone is affected but not equally. Women are at risk of seeing structural socioeconomic gaps deepen with COVID-19, along with worsening violence and social norms. We explore the extent to which COVID-19 will exacerbate gendered employment, income generation and, ultimately, poverty gaps. We explore a new but sprawling literature discussing the employment effects of COVID-19. We also develop a simple Micro simulation methodology to estimate the poverty impacts of COVID-19 (versus a counterfactual of no COVID-19); the specific poverty reduction impacts of mitigation policies; and the distinctive impacts by gender. We test our micro simulation approach in Colombia, a country that has implemented an unparalleled number of mitigation measures and has reopened its economy earlier than regional neighbors. We find that the poverty impacts of COVID-19 are daunting (between 3.0 and 9.1 pp increases of poverty headcount). Mitigation measures vary considerably in their individual capacity to reverse poverty (from no effect to 0.9 pp poverty reduction). A fiscally neutral UBI will bring about larger poverty reductions. Importantly, both men and women report similar poverty impacts from the pandemic and mitigation policies. The sheer magnitude of the downturn, the design of interventions and our own measure of poverty explain this result. Objective of the Study: !) The objective of the study is to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of COVID-19 among school going children.2) To find out the co-relation between knowledge and practice regarding prevention of COVID-19among school going children. Method: The research approach adopted for the study was quantitative evaluative survey and the research design was Descriptive research. By using Non probability, Purposive sampling technique, 300 samples from 2 schools selected from Kolhapur. Those who have fulfilled inclusion criteria Samples were school going children. Results: Majority of the school going children (60.33%) belonged to above 12 years of age, and (36.6%) school going children belonged to 10 to 12 years, (3%) school going children belonged to8-10 years of age. Out of 300 schools going children majority (51.3%) were male, (48.6%) were female. Regarding source of information for (48.33%) school going children ? source of information was television and for (32.3%) it was mobile and for (14.3%) source of information was parents and (5%) it was friends. regarding language known (51.3%) know Marathi and (48.6%) know English language. Regarding knowledge of school going children, minimum (5%) school going children had good knowledge, maximum number of school going children (15.3%) had poor knowledge and (79.6%) school going children had average knowledge. In this present study the majority of subjects (56.3%) had a average practice and (21%) had good practice and (22.6%) had poor practice regarding prevention of COVID-19. Interpretation and Conclusion: The present study revealed knowledge of school going children regarding PREVENTION OF COVID-19. It is interpreted that children need to inform about it.
Keywords: Knowledge, Practice, Prevention, COVID-19, Children, School
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,
Pages: 855 - 857
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