Attitude and Behavior Towards Covid-19 Among Attendants of Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Azad Kashmir
AbstractObjective: Assessment of Attitude and behavior of local papulation towards Covid-19 after 18 months of pandemic in Muzaffarabad.
MethodsProspective, randomized, cross sectional survey was conducted in the Attendants of Patients in the tertiary care hospital of Muzaffarabad.
Results 84% respondents considered Covid-19 as potentially fatal disease and believed that face masks can provide protection against Covid-19. Among the participants of the study, 94%% were using face masks, 81% were avoiding public gatherings and 82% were scared of Covid-19. The acceptance of Covid-19 vaccine was 74%.
Conclusion There is still persistent skepticism towards preventive measures and social distances in the pandemic. A significant majority of society in this region has acceptance for these measures and vaccination.
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