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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 786-789


Knowledge of Covid-19 symptoms and prevention among Pakistani adults

Sadia Malik.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the awareness of Covid-19 knowledge about symptoms and prevention among Pakistani adults.
Methodology: The cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in March 2020 in Sargodha, Pakistan. Sample consisted of 200 male and female adults with age between 21-50 years. A self-constructed piloted structured questionnaire (α .76) was used for data collection. SPSS 24 was used for data analysis.
Results: Of the 200 participant, 148 (74%) were male and 52(26%) female. 98 (49%) were between 21-35 years of age while 102 (51%) were between 35-50 years. Overall, 174 (87%) participants knew about COVID-19; 170 (85 %) believed that the disease is dangerous for elderly or already sick people, and 134(67%) thought that they know about the symptoms. 144 (97%) male and 63 (33%) female were aware about the common symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough and tiredness.
Conclusion: It was found that 87% participants of the study had awareness regarding Covid-19, while 85% knew the severity of the disease and its common symptoms.

Key words: Pandemic, symptoms, global health emergency, corona virus, COVID 19.


 
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