Background: Since December 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) began its journey around the world. The novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, officially known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19) was first reported in December 2019, as a cluster of acute respiratory illness in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, from where it spread rapidly to over 198 countries. It was declared as a global pandemic by WHO on 12th March 2020.Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a highly transmittable infection and India due to its geographical location is vulnerable to a worst outbreak. India is suddenly increasing its hike in number of positive cases including number of healthcare professionals (HCPs) also acquired infection. Therefore, the aim of study is to assess knowledge and perception among health care workers in Delhi NCR, a vulnerable region, regarding COVID-19. Method: A web-based, cross-sectional study was conducted using a survey instrument to obtain responses from health care workers in Delhi NCR region. A 45-item survey instrument was developed using course materials available on WHO’s website on emerging COVID-19. The survey covered health care workers socio demographic profile, awareness, information sources, and knowledge and perceptions related to COVID-19. Result: The study findings suggest that the level of knowledge was good among health care workers and overall a positive perception was found about COVID 19. Conclusion: As the global threat of COVID-19 continues to emerge, greater efforts through educational campaigns that target HCWs and the wider population beyond borders are needed.
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Rashmi Negi, Arti. Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) Knowledge and Perception: A Survey of Healthcare workers. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(4):503-9. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00120
Rashmi Negi, Arti. Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) Knowledge and Perception: A Survey of Healthcare workers. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(4):503-9. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00120 Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-11-4-12
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