A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Preventive Measures and to Identify the Coping Strategies Related to COVID-19 among Adult Population in a Selected Area of Kashmir
Introduction: The outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared a public health emergency as the virus is spread to many countries and territories. The virus is mostly transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person generally through coughing and sneezing. While COVID-19 continues to spread it is important that communities take action to prevent further transmission, reduce the impact of the outbreak and support control measures. COVID-19 can be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.
Objectives: The study was taken to assess the knowledge regarding preventive measures related to COVID-19, to identify the coping strategies related to COVID-19 and to seek association between knowledge regarding preventive measures related to COVID-19 with selected demographic variables.
Methodology: The quantitative approach using descriptive research design was incorporated to conduct the study. 100 adult members were selected as study sample using convenient sampling technique. The tool used for conducting the study were self- structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge regarding preventive measures related to COVID-19 and a brief cope (standardized tool) to identify the coping strategies related to COVID-19. Online google survey forms were distributed to samples using their mail id.
Results: Data gathered was analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics. As a result of which, 65% study subjects had adequate knowledge regarding preventive measures related to COVID-19. The study subjects scored better in the approach coping and low in the avoidant coping. Also there was a significant association between knowledge regarding preventive measures related to COVID-19 with selected demographic variables i.e. age, gender and educational qualification.
Conclusion: The study concluded adult members had adequate knowledge regarding preventive measures and adopted healthier coping strategies related to COVID-19.
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Rashid A, Rani S, Mancheri N. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Preventive Measures and to Identifythe Coping Strategies related to COVID-19 among Adult Population in a Selected Area of Kashmir. Int J Nurs Midwif Res. 2021;8(2&3):24-29.
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