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Indian Journal of Communicable Diseases

Volume  8, Issue 1, January-June 2022, Pages 23-25

 

Original Article

Influence of Social Media on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of COVID 19 among Public Attending Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram
Sheril Rose Shibu1, Simi S2, Smitha S Abraham3, Sneha Wilfred4, Sona Elsa Roy5, Sona George6, Soorya N S7, Sneha Leeza VL8, Athirarani MR
1-7BSc Nursing Student, 8Assistant Professor, 9Associate Professor, Government College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram 695011 Kerala, India.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.21088/ijcd.2395.6631.8122.3 Influence of Social Media on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of

Abstract

Public awareness and prevention of COVID 19 infection play important roles in disease control; a lack of
reasolllnable knowledge of infectious disease leads to low detection rates. The objective of the study was to assess
knowledge regarding prevention of COVID 19 virus infection and to find out the association between use of social
media and knowledge of public regarding prevention of novel corona virus. The research approach adopted for
the study was quantitative approach and design was cross sectional design. The study setting was outpatient block
of Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram. Sample size was 110. Tool used was structured questionnaire.
58.2% had good knowledge and 46 participants 41.8% had poor knowledge. The study showed no association
between use of social media and knowledge of public regarding prevention of novel corona virus.
 


Corresponding Author : Athirarani MR,