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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82

Physiotherapy in Neurological conditions: AB No: 66: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Parent towards Prevention of COVID-19 in Children with Special Needs: A Cross Sectional Study

KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy

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DOI: 10.4103/2456-7787.361105

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Purpose: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of parents towards prevention of COVID-19 in children with special needs. Relevance: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a rapid global spread. Children with special need are more susceptible to viral infection. Participants: All parents of children with special needs visiting Paediatric Department in tertiary care hospital, Belgavi. Method: An institution based study for sample of 450 participants. Data collection was based on direct interview using a structured questionnaire consisting Knowledge (10 questions), attitude (6 questions), and practice (5 questions). Analysis: Standard descriptive statistics were used for the data, mean and standard deviation for continuous variables whereas frequencies and percentages for categorical variables. Result: Almost all the participant (100%) knew about the present scenario of COVID-19. Majority of the participants were about how COVID-19 spreads and its preventive measures. Most of the parents (72.4%) knew that the children with special needs are more risk of infection. Almost all of the participants (95.8%) knew that their child must wear a mask in public places. Most of the participants (64.9%) did not know that mask should not be worn by children less than two years. Almost 242 parents practiced the all preventive measures for COVID-19. Conclusion: The parents of children with special needs have good knowledge, attitude and practice regarding the prevention of COVID-19 in children with special needs. Implication: Knowledge, attitude and practice of parents will help control epidemic in children.

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