Abstract
A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE PREVENTIVE MEASURES OF COVID 19 AMONG GERIATRIC PEOPLES IN SELECTED COMMUNITY AREA, KOLLAM

Adam Jerry, Angel Damian, Athulya Das, Kezia Joy, Remya S. Nair* and Anulekshmi B. S.

ABSTRACT

The research project undertaken was "A study to assess the knowledge regarding preventive measures of COVID-19 among geriatric people in selected community area, Kollam. ―. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding preventive measures of COVID-19 among geriatric people, and to find out the association between the knowledge regarding preventive measures of COVID-19 among geriatric people and selected demographic variables such as age, sex, education, source of information, previous history of same illness, COVID-19 vaccination status. Non experimental research design was adopted for this study. The study was conducted among 300 geriatric people in selected community area, Kollam. In order to assess the knowledge of geriatric people regarding preventive measures of COVID-19. non-probability purposive sampling technique was used. The tool used for the data collection consisted of demographic proforma and structured knowledge questionnaire basic introduction of the study was given to the subjects. The analysis of the data was based on the objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the present study revealed that there was association between knowledge and demographic variables, such as age, education, source of information, previous history of same illness, and COVID-19 vaccination status. Based on the findings the investigator has drawn implications which were of vital concerns in the field of nursing practice, nursing administration, nursing pattern, nursing education for future development.

Keywords: Assess, knowledge, structured questionnaire, preventive measures of COVID 19.


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