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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-88

Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding COVID-19 among the postgraduate medical students of a government medical college in Gujarat (India)


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All Institute of Medical Sciences, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
MD, EDRM Sanjay Singhal
Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rajkot, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_21_22

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Abstract Objective: To assess postgraduate students’ knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding COVID-19. Methods: A self-designed online questionnaire was circulated to the postgraduate students. Mean knowledge, attitude, and practice scores were calculated and compared among different study groups with the ANOVA test. Results: Out of 254 postgraduate students approached, 220 responses were received, so the final sample size was 220. Out of 220 students enrolled, 159 (72.27%) students had good knowledge and 61 (27.73%) students had poor knowledge; 167 (75.90%) students had a positive attitude, 51 (23.18%) students had a neutral attitude, and only two (0.92%) students had a negative attitude; 196 (89.09%) students observed good practices whereas 24 (10.91%) students observed poor practices. Conclusion: Most students had good knowledge, a positive attitude, and good practices.


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