Currently submitted to: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
Date Submitted: May 14, 2020
Open Peer Review Period: May 13, 2020 - May 27, 2020
(currently open for review)
CoViD 19: Knowledge, attitude and practices of a cohort of a South Indian State population.
CoViD 19 pandemic has induced the government to initiate strict control measures. Improvements to these measures and shortcomings could be gleaned with the understanding of the knowledge, attitude, and practices of the public. We conducted an online survey to elicit this information from a south indian population. Of the 1837 subjects who answered the survey, 70% were youth(16-29years) 54% were post graduation and 47.8% were desk job holders. The mean knowledge score was 9.92 士2.37/14 and 94.44% secured atleast above average score. The subjects had a positive (70%) attitude towards the CoViD 19 situation and 77% subjects followed good preventive practices. However, we found that women, people with low education and non medical background were associated with poor knowledge and practices. Attitude was poor in subjects occupant in physical works. The health policy would better serve the purpose if the groups with poor scores are targeted.
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