DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20205317

A descriptive study to assess the knowledge of coronavirus among nursing students, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh

Anjali Devi Sharma, Kavita Verma, Manisha Sehgal, Yachna Verma, Anupama K.

Abstract


Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging infectious disease caused by novel coronavirus and hence this pandemic has a great impact on the education system. Nursing students as part of the health team should know the coronavirus like other communicable diseases. 

Methods: A quantitative approach and cross-sectional survey research design used to assess the knowledge of Coronavirus among 145 nursing students of district Sirmaur selected through the convenient sampling technique. An online self-structured questionnaire used as a tool for data collection. Descriptive data analysis was done with SPSS (version 23).

Results: The result of the study revealed that only 31.7% of students had good knowledge about COVID-19, and 68.3% had average knowledge. 

Conclusions: There is a need for intervention such as educational programs or pieces of training to educate about the pandemic and its prevention practices to undergraduate students to make our society more secure.


Keywords


Knowledge, Coronavirus, Nursing, Students

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