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KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL ABOUT COVID -19 PANDEMIC IN INDIA – CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
*Megha Sharma MSC. Nursing and Sunil Kumar Poonia MSC. Nursing
Purpose: To assess the knowledge and attitude of healthcare personnel (HCP) about COVID -19 in the Indian healthcare scenario. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed in April 2020 in India. Snowball sampling strategy was carried out and the data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire of the knowledge and attitude of healthcare personnel regarding COVID-19. Descriptive analysis was reported to describe the demographic, mean knowledge, and attitude score of healthcare personnel. Results: A total of 400 healthcare personnel had a mean score of knowledge and attitude of (10.0+ 1.3) and (10.7+ 6.9) respectively. They showed good knowledge and a positive attitude. However, the participants knew the mode of transmission, the isolation period and treatment (92.5%, 92.8%, and 77.5%, respectively), only (30.5%) were coming in direct contact with the patient, 55.5% personnel reported use of hand sanitizer more often than hand washing. Conclusions: The majority of healthcare workers had good knowledge and a positive attitude toward COVID-19. Only a few questions were not answered correctly. Additional education interventions and campaigns are required for healthcare workers.[Full Text Article]