Author(s): Bandana Devi, Christina Yanthan, Ashok Shrestha, Dharitry Baro, Karishma Nath, Ludmila Das, Minakshi Deka, Ruseng Tangha, Srishti Sumon Saikia, Susibrata Chungkrang

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DOI: 10.52711/2349-2996.2023.00012   

Address: Bandana Devi1, Christina Yanthan2, Ashok Shrestha3, Dharitry Baro3, Karishma Nath3, Ludmila Das3, Minakshi Deka3, Ruseng Tangha3, Srishti Sumon Saikia3, Susibrata Chungkrang3
1Principal, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Arya Nursing College, Changsari, Assam.
2Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Arya Nursing College, Changsari, Assam.
3B.Sc Nursing 4th Year Students, Arya Nursing College, Changsari, Assam.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 13,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2023


ABSTRACT:
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, World Health Organization (WHO) has worked with countries and areas in the western Pacific region on the public health measures to show or stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Safe and effective vaccine are important tools, in combination with other measures to protect people from COVID-19 and which can save lives and reduces the pandemic in wide3scale. A descriptive study was conducted on attitude and acceptance towards COVID-19 vaccination among the nursing students of Arya Nursing College, Kamrup (R) where 60 students of 1st year B.sc nursing were selected by using Non- probability Purposive Sampling Technique. The tool used in this study were semi-structured questionnaire, rating scale and self-structured questionnaire. The study findings revealed that mean score of attitude and acceptance was 75.46 and 25.76 respectively. The median for positive attitude score, negative attitude score and acceptance score was 41, 44 and 26 respectively, the standard deviation for the attitude score and acceptance score was 8.27 and 3.18 respectively. Most (87%) of the respondents scored on the positive attitude factor i.e encouraging family, relatives and friends to get vaccinated. Whereas in negative attitude factors, most (80%) of the respondents scored on following preventive measures after COVID-19 vaccine is needed. In factors influencing acceptance most of the respondents were concern regarding the COVID-19 vaccines safety and side effects (94%), (87%) were willing to get vaccinated and (85%) trust the information about COVID-19 vaccine from government and private health agencies. In factors influencing unwillingness of taking COVID-19 vaccination most of the respondents were concern regarding COVID-19 vaccine’s safety and side effects (94%). There was a significant positive correlation between positive attitude and acceptance towards COVID-19 vaccination at 0.05 level of significance and also a significant negative correlation between negative attitude and acceptance towards COVID-19 vaccination at 0.05 level of significance. A significant association was found between attitude with age, vaccination against COVID-19 and source of information. From the findings of the present study , it was concluded that most of the respondants had positive attitude towards COVID-19 vaccination and most of the respondants were willing to take vaccine.


Cite this article:
Bandana Devi, Christina Yanthan, Ashok Shrestha, Dharitry Baro, Karishma Nath, Ludmila Das, Minakshi Deka, Ruseng Tangha, Srishti Sumon Saikia, Susibrata Chungkrang. A Study on the Attitude and Acceptance towards COVID-19 Vaccination among the Nursing Students of Arya Nursing College Kamrup (R). Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 13(1):47-3. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2023.00012

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Bandana Devi, Christina Yanthan, Ashok Shrestha, Dharitry Baro, Karishma Nath, Ludmila Das, Minakshi Deka, Ruseng Tangha, Srishti Sumon Saikia, Susibrata Chungkrang. A Study on the Attitude and Acceptance towards COVID-19 Vaccination among the Nursing Students of Arya Nursing College Kamrup (R). Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 13(1):47-3. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2023.00012   Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-13-1-12


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