Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005142
Title: A study to assess the level of knowledge and level of anxiety on coronavirus disease 2019 among adults living in Adukkamparai
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Communicable diseases are illnesses which result from infections by microorganisms called pathogens and are contagious among individuals. Bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi all cause disease which may be spread among organisms. Coronaviruses, so named due to the outer fringe of envelope proteins resembling a crown (“corona” in Latin), are a family of enveloped RNA viruses. The newest member of the coronavirus family (2019 nCoV) has been recently identified that results in acute and severe respiratory syndrome in humans. Hence, the study aimed to determine the knowledge and anxiety on COVID-19 among adults living in Adukkamparai. Material and Methods: The descriptive research design was employed with 100 samples matched the inclusion criteria and was selected by purposive sampling technique. Self- administered structured multiple choice questionnaires was administered to assess the knowledge level and Spielberger’s state anxiety scale was administered to assess anxiety level of samples. Results: The study findings inferred that the people do not have adequate knowledge on COVID-19 and had mild anxiety. Most of the adults had 57 (57%) had moderate knowledge, and 0 (0%) had adequate knowledge on COVID-19. There exists a mild level of anxiety among 61% and 28% experiences with a moderate level of anxiety and 11% experiences severe anxiety on COVID-19 among adults. The findings suggested that there was a significant association between the level of anxiety with their selected demographic variables. Conclusion: The present study had assessed knowledge and anxiety level toward COVID-19 during the rapid rise period of the COVID-19 outbreak. Health education schemes aim at improving COVID-19 knowledge and helpful for encouraging optimistic attitudes and maintaining safe practices. Hopefully, under the combined efforts of Indian authorities and everyone Indian resident, India surely will win the battle against COVID-19 within the near future.

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    G. Bhuvaneshwari 1 *, Bhavani Babu2 , Bavani Balasuntharam2

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    1 Department of Community Health Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Nursing, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai- 602 105, Tamilnadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. G. Bhuvaneshwari, Saveetha College of Nursing, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    G. Bhuvaneshwari 1 *, Bhavani Babu2 , Bavani Balasuntharam2

    Title:A study to assess the level of knowledge and level of anxiety on coronavirus disease 2019 among adults living in Adukkamparai
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):13 (June )
    Year:2020
    Page No: (979-982)
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    Methodology:knowledge level and Spielberger’s state anxiety scale ,assess anxiety level
    Research Materials:Coronavirus disease 2019

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Adults Anxiety Coronavirus disease 2019 Knowledge

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