Integrated study to assess the awareness regarding corona virus and its prevention among MGNREGA workers
Introduction: Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that cause respiratory illnesses ranging from common cold to very serious illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Symptoms have been reported in four patients NCoV includes the onset of fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Various studies have caused staff to become less aware of the corona virus and its protection. In this study, the distribution of the booklet among MGNREGA workers is an attempt to improve information about the corona virus and its prevention.
Material and Methods: Survey study approach and non experimental research design was used. Total 100 MGNREGA workers working in village and residing in sathana kalan, nagaur were selected by purposive sampling technique. Data collection by structured knowledge questionnaire and analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: Findings from this study indicate that the awareness level showed that the majority (52%) of the sample had an average, followed by 48% that had a low level of understanding about corona virus and its protection. The total ± SD awareness level is 14.42 ± 2.923 and means an awareness of 72.10%. But, age and personality variables and educational status indicate a high correlation with the level of awareness about corona virus and its prevention.
Conclusion: Awareness of MGNREGA workers regarding corona virus and its prevention has been above average in terms of causes and management of corona virus but in relation to symptoms and prevention of corona virus has been found to be below average.