Knowledge and Attitude of Parents toward Children on COVID 19 Disease- A Qualitative Studies

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Dr. Amruta C. Naik, Dr. Rajnish Kumar Verma, Dr. Chandana Namburi, Dr. Eklavya Sharma, Dr. Mudita Sharma, Dr. Abhimanyu Singh, Dr. Heena Tiwari

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Background-Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 had a rapid global spread. COVID-19 is highly infectious and capable to infect the individuals of all age. The aim of the present study is to describe the knowledge and attitude ofparents regarding the COVID-19 infection in children, comprising of the mode of transmission, protection measures and clinical signs of the disease.


Materials & Method- A cross-section study among parents was conducted. The size of the sample was 650. The information regarding the clinical signs of the disease, modes of transmission, protection measuresagainst COVID-19 were collected.


Results- The results of the study indicate that the parents had good understanding of the mode of transmission, protection measures and clinical signs of the disease. Based on the parents’ responses, it was observed that the resources they used the most about COVID-19 was social media (76%),followed by news channels. Most of the parents correctly mentioned that fever was the most common clinical sign, followed by cough. Mostly, parents have an appropriate attitude towards susceptibility to infection in children withincrowds.
Conclusions- It was concluded that reported findings are important in order to understand the clinicalcharacteristics as well as the transmission potential of COVID-19 infection in children from the parents’ perspective. In this study, the knowledge of most of the parents about COVID-19 in children was considered good. Thereby this knowledge helps to create educational programs in order to increase theawareness in areas that had less awareness.

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Dr. Amruta C. Naik, Dr. Rajnish Kumar Verma, Dr. Chandana Namburi, Dr. Eklavya Sharma, Dr. Mudita Sharma, Dr. Abhimanyu Singh, Dr. Heena Tiwari. (2021). Knowledge and Attitude of Parents toward Children on COVID 19 Disease- A Qualitative Studies. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(6), 4871–4875. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/6346
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