International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 8, Issue 7, Part E (2022)
A descriptive study to assess the risk factors and knowledge of self-care measures for prevention of COVID-19 pandemic among health care workers in the selected hospital of district Ambala, Haryana with a view to develop information booklet
The corona virus disease is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (sars-cov-2). It was originated from Wuhan China. A health care worker is one who delivers care and services to the sick and ailing either directly as doctor or nurse indirectly as aids, helpers, laboratory technicians or even medical waste handlers. This study aims to find out the risk factors of COVID-19 and the knowledge of health care workers regarding self-care measures for prevention of COVID-19. By using the convenient sampling technique, data was collected from 100 health care workers of civil hospital Ambala City. A self-structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of self-care measures and risk factors were assessed by using the checklist. The findings of study revealed that the maximum (49%) of health care workers were in the age group of 20-30 years. Majority (64%) of them were females. Majority (35%) of health care workers were nurses. Most of them (35%) were working in OPD/IPD. Majority (59%) of them were married. Majority (96%) of health care workers had good health condition. Majority (90%) of health care workers had no history of smoking, alcohol and other type of addiction. Majority (56%) of health care workers did not take any special training regarding prevention of COVID-19 pandemic in hospital. The present study concluded that out of 100 health care workers, (54%) had mild risk of COVID-19, (43%) had moderate risk, and (3%) had severe risk of COVID-19. In this study, (50%) had good level of knowledge, (48%) had adequate knowledge and (2%) had poor level of knowledge. The findings of the study concluded that this will help the health care workers to improve their practice and to know about risk of COVID-19 among them by enhance their knowledge.
How to cite this article:
Amrita Charlotte Kapoor, Renu Bala, Babita Devi, Sahista, Preetika, Kiran Kumari, Anjali, Javitri Devi, Kumari Nancy, Manisha Devi, Tarun Sangwan, Vandana. A descriptive study to assess the risk factors and knowledge of self-care measures for prevention of COVID-19 pandemic among health care workers in the selected hospital of district Ambala, Haryana with a view to develop information booklet. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(7):527-533.