A PRE-EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TO ASSESS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE ON CONVALESCENT PLASMA THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH COVID 19 AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN SRM COLLEGE OF NURSING, KATTANKULATHUR, CHENGALPET DISTRICT
Keywords:COVID 19, PLASMA THERAPY, UNDER GRADUATE STUDENTS.
BACKGROUND: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) outbreak has turned into a historic worldwide public health disaster with major humanitarian implications. As of April 19, 2020, the World Health Organization has received notification of 2 241 359 confirmed COVID19 cases, with 152 551 fatalities (6.8%) reported globally.Individuals with specific clinical diseases can be given convalescent plasma with these neutralising antibodies to decrease symptoms and death. The purpose of this study was to see how effective understanding of plasma therapy treatment in COVID 19 patients was among undergraduate students at SRM college of nursing in Kattankulathur. It's a pre-experimental, one-group, pre-test-post-test study. A total of 153 people were included in the study. Students in undergraduate were chosen using a non-probability purposive sampling approach. RESULTS: When comparing the pre- and post-test knowledge levels, the p value is 0.004, which is less than 0.01; hence, the p value is very significant. The mean of the post-test score is higher than the mean of the pre-test score. As a result, we may conclude that the post-test level of knowledge is much higher than the pre-test level of knowledge.