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Abstract

SARS COV 2- A QUANTITATIVE STUDY ON PREVENTIVE HEALTH BEHAVIOR OF CARETAKERS OF ELDERLY IN NORTHERN INDIA

*Dr. Puri S., Dr Amarjeet Singh, Andrew P. and Sharma D.

ABSTRACT

Background: SARS COV-2(severe acute respiratory syndrome Corona Virus -2), global pandemic has engulfed the whole world causing major health and economic consequences. All segments of population are affected with Elderly at a higher risk of being susceptible to it due to compromised immune system. In regards to its increased virulence and none vaccine available till date, the only saving modality at present observing safe practices to mitigate its spread. Objectives: To assess the knowledge and preventive health practices of caretakers of elderly regarding SARS COV-2. Study Design: Cross sectional study Methods- This cross sectional web based study was done from June 22nd to 27th. By non probability snow ball sampling technique 208 participants were included. The data was collected online by Google forms. Participants included were those who had some elderly in their house or were taking care of an elderly. The questionnaire on Google forms consisted of socio demographic profile and assessment of knowledge along with practices for managing elderly against Covid. Data was collected and analyzed using percentages. Results: A total of 149 subjects out of 208 (71.6%) were aware of the term ?social distancing? and 88.5% knew that elderly are at higher risk of contracting SARS COV-2 infection as compared to others. 91.3% were aware that unnecessary visits to market should not be done. 73.6% caretakers of elderly did not mix their clothes with others and sanitized their door knobs. Only13% were aware of the national emergency helpline numbers (police, ambulance etc.). Conclusion- The caretakers of elderly possessed limited knowledge about the SARS COV-2 and preventive safe practices.

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