International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

Assessment of Knowledge regarding COVID-19 among the Supporting Staffs in Rahman Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India

Hatneiching Lienthang | Pukhrimayum Ruheel | Niawki Mary Biam

Abstract: Background of the study: Pandemic had great influence in shaping human society and politics throughout the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) stated the Chinese outbreak of Novel corona virus as a public health emergency on January 30 and named COVID- 19 on February 11, 2020.The disease rapidly spread over 111 countries and infected more than 118,000 people, including 4291 deaths, so the WHO declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. The virus spreads from one person to another by droplets or by direct contact, and it could take up to 14 days (commonly live days) since the infection by the virus to develop symptoms. Thus, the researcher felt the need to assess the knowledge about facts and prevailing myths regarding COVID-19.Objectives of the study: 1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding COVID-19 among the supporting staff. 2. To find out the association between the knowledge scores regarding covid-19 among the supporting staffs with selected demographic variables. Assumption of the study: The study assumes that there may be lack of knowledge regarding COVID-19 among the supporting staff. Materials and methods: Non-experimental, descriptive design was adopted for the study. In the study 50 supporting staff working in Rahman hospitals, Guwahati, Assam were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The tools used for the study were demographic variables and structured knowledge questionnaire. The analysis was done by using both descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of frequency distribution, percentage and chi-square. Results: The results show that out of a total of 50 supporting staff 35 (70%) have adequate knowledge. 9(18%) have moderately adequate knowledge and 6 (12%) have inadequate knowledge regarding covid-19. It also revealed that there is no significant association between knowledge of the supporting staffs regarding covid-19 with demographic variables such as age, sex, education, residence etc.

Keywords: Assessment, Knowledge, COVID-19, Supporting Staff

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 89 - 94

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