A study to determine knowledge of COVID 19 among rural area families
Keywords:Covid 19, Knowledge, Attitude, Rural Area.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is the infectious agent that causes the corona virus illness (COVID-19). This virus can cause mild to moderate respiratory sickness in infected individuals, but they can recover without the need for special medical care. Little was known about the level of COVID-19 knowledge among inhabitants in such a dire scenario. The purpose of the study was to ascertain the general population's degree of knowledge and attitude toward COVID-19 in Karad Taluka. METHOD: For this study, 300 residents of Kale Village who are part of the community were enrolled. The design of the study was cross-sectional. For this investigation, a practical sampling strategy was employed. Participants' knowledge and attitude were evaluated using a structured knowledge questionnaire. In the two months from December 2021 to January 2022, data collecting was finished. RESULTS: The majority of participants, 180 (60%) had average knowledge of Covid 19, 100 (33.33%) had bad knowledge, and only 20 (6.66%) of the individuals had strong understanding of Covid 19. People have a favourable view toward covid 19. CONCLUSION: The data show that people have a positive attitude and have an average level of knowledge of COVID 19.