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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-20

Knowledge pertaining to COVID19 among medical population of Indian state of Kerala: An online cross-sectional survey


1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, St. Joseph's College of Pharmacy, Alappuzha, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Aleena Issac
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpsic.jpsic_7_20

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The coronavirus disease 2019, the first case of India surfaced in Kerala. Hence, an exploration of knowledge of medical professionals regarding transmission and steps adopted for prevention and spread of disease was assessed via a cross-sectional study, designed and disseminated through media. The study revealed no significant difference in knowledge score based on district, age and medical discipline. However, majority of the participants lacked basic knowledge and opted social media to update knowledge, which pinpoints towards the need for online training courses in newer disaeses.


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