Awareness On Preventive Measures In Covid-19 Among Dental Students - A Questionnaire Survey
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2842-2848
AbstractObjective: To determine awareness on the preventive measures in COVID-19.
Background: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was induced by severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) which was first spotted in Wuhan, China. It’s symptoms were described as fever, cough and breathlessness.The aim of this study is to assess awareness on the preventive measures in COVID-19.
Materials and methods: Self-administered structured questionnaires were used based on the awareness of preventive measures in COVID-19 among dental students. The questionnaire was distributed through an online google forms link, The study population included 100 dental students.The data was collected and statistically analysed in SPSS.
Result: 52% gave affirmative response for the statement that symptoms of COVID-19 would be apparent as soon as the virus entered the body .52%of students responded that sanitization regularly will prevent us from COVID-19.19.87% of professionals had responded that close contact may increase the spread of COVID-19 and 19.83% of professionals had recommended hygiene maintenance as a preventive measure.
Statistical analysis: The data was collected and statistically analysed in SPSS.
Conclusion: The current study was to analyse the knowledge and awareness of preventive measures in COVID-19.With the limitations of the study it was concluded that the recent pandemic of COVID -19 has caused fear and confusion among people and there is not much awareness of drugs used to control COVID-19 . People need to be more careful and follow social distancing and self hygiene to prevent the spread of the disease.
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