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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 96-99

A community project on knowledge regarding COVID-19


1 IV Year B.Sc Nursing Students, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Lecturer, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Tutor, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Mrs. Prema Suresh
College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_62_20

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Coronavirus infection is a highly contagious infectious disease that has an affinity to the respiratory system and causes pneumonia-like illness in humans. The spread of infection can be prevented by practices such as social distancing, wearing a mask and washing hands frequently. Community participation is a key to controlling the spread of infection. This project was carried out by 12 nursing students in their final-year Baccalaureate programme with the help of their faculty supervisor with an aim to bring awareness in the community regarding COVID-19. The project involved five steps such as orientation to the community of interest, pre-assessment of knowledge on COVID-19 infection in the sample population, leaders' meet, mass health education and family education and post-assessment of knowledge on COVID-19. The community in the selected area had an overall population of 5084. A total of 120 families were conveniently chosen for survey on knowledge regarding COVID-19 infection. The pre-test analysis revealed that 50.8% of the respondents had adequate knowledge. Following the pre-test with the community leaders' support, a mass health education programme was conducted. In the post-health education assessment, 80.5% of the respondents demonstrated adequate knowledge regarding COVID-19 infection. The community project assisted the students to effectively plan and meet the knowledge needs of the community and also enriched their community health nursing learning experiences.


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