J Multidiscip Care. 2022;11(2): 55-60.
doi: 10.34172/jmdc.2022.64
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Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding COVID-19 among college-degree students in Southern district of India

Bellagolla Changalarayappa Narasimha 1 ORCID logo, Sharavanan Eshwar Udayar 1 ORCID logo, Kruthika Kishore Kumar 1 ORCID logo, Madeshan Ashwini 1* ORCID logo

1 Department of Community Medicine Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences Government of Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: Corresponding Author: Madeshan Ashwini, Email: , Email: ashanu95@gmail.com


Background and aims: A case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was identified first in Wuhan, China in December 2019. To prevent the rampant spread of COVID-19, the behavioral change of people was crucial. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) toward COVID-19 among college-degree students in the southern district of India.

Methods: A cross-sectional, online study was conducted from January to February 2021 among 400 college-degree students. Snowball sampling technique was adopted for collecting data using a semi-structured questionnaire. Data were entered in Excel and analyzed using Epi Info version 7.2.

Results: Out of 400 participants, 107 (26.75%) were male and 293 (73.25%) were female. Out of all the men in the study, 107 (100%) had good knowledge regarding COVID-19 infection, whereas 276 (94.2%) of women had good and 17 (5.8%) had average knowledge (P<0.01). A total of 262 (89.4%) and 31 (10.6%) women had a positive attitude and neutral attitude toward COVID-19 infection, respectively, whereas in men, the majority (86, 80.4%) had a positive, followed by (14, 13.1%) negative and (7, 6.5%) had neutral attitude (P<0.001). All the students 400 (100%) had good practice 400 (100%) regarding COVID-19 infection.

Conclusion: The male students had better knowledge about COVID-19 infection, but the positive attitude towards COVID-19 was higher among women. The practice regarding COVID-19 infection was satisfactory among all the students.

Cite this article as: Narasimha BC, Udayar SE, Kruthika K, Ashwini M. Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding Covid-19 among college-degree students in southern district of india. Journal of Multidisciplinary Care. 2022;11(2):55-60. doi: 10.34172/jmdc.2022.64.
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Submitted: 19 Apr 2022
Accepted: 28 Jun 2022
ePublished: 30 Jun 2022
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