An Observational Study of Covid Safety Practices in Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


An Observational Study of Covid Safety Practices in Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital

Author(s):Abhiram Behera

Background: Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak was reported from China, it has achieved global proportions and has been declared a pandemic. Despite the availability of a vaccine and antiviral treatments being offered, the pandemic continues to rage on. The public must routinely follow COVID19 safety precautionary practices to control the spread of COVID-19. This paper examines the Covid safety practices of patients attending a tertiary care hospital and aims to provide recommendations for behavioral interventions and policies. Materials and Methods: A crosssectional observational study was carried out at the screening Centre of a tertiary hospital over 1 month. Systematic random sampling was done and every 5th patient was observed with regards to their COVID safety practices using a validated checklist. 400 study subjects were included in the study. Results: 96% were wearing masks, however only 50.52% were wearing them properly, 57.3% of our study subjects did not use the sanitizer, (53%) did not follow social distancing, 18.75% were seen to follow excellent practices, 50.8% practices were good to average and 30% subjects practices were poor. Conclusion: Among the influencing factors of COVID-19 safety practices, education was the most influential and significant factor.

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