Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2020)
Awareness of COVID-19 in healthcare professionals–Assessment done by various questionnaires
Author(s): Mohammed Riyaz, Mohammed Muzammil
Abstract: Aim: To identify whether the health care professional are aware of Corona virus infection with the help of questionnaires and its implication on the health of individuals. Material and Methods: Questionnaires were formulated and it was send to the medical health care professional. After obtaining the consent, the parameters were assessed using a questionnaire format. 1) Are you worried about Corona Virus? 2) Are you aware of how corona virus affects human beings? 3) Are you aware of ICMR Guidelines? 4) Have you read about articles in relation to COVID -19 ? 5) What are the symptoms of disease as per your information? 6) How the spread of Disease does occur? 7) Are you avoiding social / public Gathering? 8) Who should wear a face mask? 9) How frequency you wash your hands? 10) Do you believe there is a treatment for this disease? Both positive and negative response against each question was recorded in a excel sheet. In addition to the above age, gender type was also recorded. The data obtained was analyzed using spss 20.0 software. Results: Total 195 numbers of subjects had responded to the questioners. It was found that majority of the healthcare professional were well versed with COVID-19 and its impact on the health. All preventive methods and various do’s and don’t were well known by all the Healthcare profession. It was also observed from the results that there were many treatment and prevention protocols which were provided by various infection control boards to all healthcare professional. Conclusion: This COVID -19 is seen as a major pandemic, it has caused higher mortality in high risk individual. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.