A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING COVID-19 (TRANSMISSION, MANAGEMENT & PREVENTION) AMONG B.SC NURSING STUDENTS,THIRUVALLUR DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU.
*Dr. D. Sudhakar, M.sc(N), Ph. D
In an effort to mitigate the outbreak of COVID-19, many countries have imposed drastic lockdown, movement control or shelter in place orders on their residents. The nationwide (India) corona virus cases has crossed 1.9 lakh. The total cases in the country stood at 1,90,535 including 5,394 deaths, according to data from the Union Health Ministry(NDTV NEWS- June 1 2020)(4). In such pandemic situation the knowledge regarding the disease to manage and prevent the further spread plays a vital role in most populated country. This study helps to know the knowledge level of Nursing students regarding transmission, management and prevention of Covid-19. Research approach: Non experimental qualitative Research design, Research design Descriptive survey design, Setting of this study: The study was conducted at Indira College of Nursing, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, Sample size: The total sample size was 30, Sample technique: Convenient sampling technique was used for this study. Results: Among 30 samples 7(23.4%) showed good knowledge, 18(60%) had average knowledge and 5 (16.6%) fair knowledge regarding Covid-19.[Full Text Article]