A QUESTIONNAIRE BASED STUDY TO ASSESS AWARENESS & KNOWLEDGE REGARDING COVID-19 PANDEMIC AMONG SECOND YEAR MBBS STUDENTS
Dr. Virendra Kushwaha, Dr. Pooja Agrawal* and Dr. Vipul Shukla
Introduction: 2020 will be remembered in future for Covid19 pandemic. Covid-19 is such a big threat to humans because it can kill adults and elderly people with existing health problems. Evidence suggests that the likelihood of pandemics has increased over the past century globally. So, pandemics will be continuing in more and more intensified manner. NMC has also been included a competency regarding pandemics to Undergraduate (MBBS) students in CBME based teaching, so that M.B.B.S. students could gain efficiency about pandemics and could serve society in emergency. Material & method: We conducted a questionnaire based online study to assess the awareness and knowledge among second year MBBS students in Deptt. Of Pharmacology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur during Covid-19 pandemic, the data obtained was tabulated analysed, and results calculated in percentages. Result: In our study most of the students (96.9%) are aware about history of pandemics. Maximum students (98.7%) are aware about clinical features and risk factors of Covid-19. More than 90% students are aware about different drugs and their mechanism of action, used in Covid-19 management. About 98% know the protocols to prevent spread and to treat Covid-19 and need of regular updating regarding recent protocols. Conclusion: So, second year MBBS students are updated regarding recent protocols of Covid-19 infection, so they can serve society in emergency situations.
Keywords: Pandemic, Covid-19, Undergraduate (MBBS) students.
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