Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Insight and Notion of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV-19) Among Medical and Nonmedical Person practising and Visiting Eye Hospital of Banepa Respectively: A Pilot Cross Sectional Study

Sanket Parajuli*, Prerana Singh, Ruchi Shrestha, Senny Chapagain and Ramesh Shrestha

Reiyukai Eiko Masunaga Eye Hospital, Nepal

*Corresponding Author: Sanket Parajuli, Reiyukai Eiko Masunaga Eye Hospital, Nepal.

Received: October 27, 2020; Published: January 22, 2021



Aim: To assess the level of knowledge, practices and attitude among medical persons and non-medical persons practicing and visiting Eye Hospital of Banepa respectively.

Subject and methods: Affecting 213 countries as of September 25, 2020 with 32,487,622 confirmed cases and mortality of 988,962, this pandemic of Coronavirus has not only challenged the current medical practices, but also imposed a huge psychological and socio-economic burden to the entire world. This is a cross sectional, descriptive study of Banepa Residencies and medical Practitioners conducted from June 1, 2020 to June 9, 2020. A standardized questionnaire was distributed and completed by all participants during a week period of the study.

Results: The age range of the participants was 18-64 years and mean age was 36 years. More than 80% (P = 0.001) of the subject had sufficient knowledge about nCoV-19.

Conclusion: Both the groups (medical and nonmedical) in Banepa (a hilly city on the outskirts of capital city) showed a satisfactory level of knowledge and positive attitude towards nCoV-19. However, there is a noticeable difference in knowledge level between the professions from medical group whereas, gender bias knowledge gap from nonmedical subjects.

Keywords: Corona Virus; Novel Corona Virus; Covid-19; Eye



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Citation: Sanket Parajuli., et al. “Insight and Notion of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV-19) Among Medical and Nonmedical Person practising and Visiting Eye Hospital of Banepa Respectively: A Pilot Cross Sectional Study".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.2 (2021): 26-29.


Acceptance rate35%
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