Impact of Awareness Programme on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Covid-19 Digital Apps among Health Workers

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.SE.22.01.Art001

Authors : Rajathi Sakthivel, Madhurima D, Hemamalini M, Nallathai C


Digital applications, which can be easily accessible through android mobiles or tablets, were highly helpful for the front-line Covid workers. Numerous Digital applications were developed during the Covid pandemic, which helped in contact tracing, consultations, vaccine registration, and other related information specifically for Covid-19. Health workers in the Urban Primary Health Centres were the gross root health care workers who were frequently utilised in the Covid relief work. The objectives of the study were to assess the Pre & Post-test level of Knowledge and attitude on digital applications (Covid-19) among health workers, to assess the impact of the awareness programme on Covid 19 digital applications, to find the correlation between the level of Knowledge and attitude on digital application (Covid-19) A quantitative research approach of pre-experimental one group pre & post-test design was adopted. 30 Health workers from Urban Primary Health Centres, Chennai, were selected through a non-probability convenient sampling technique. The Knowledge was assessed through a structured questionnaire & attitude was assessed through a 5-point Likert scale developed by the investigators. The study presented 7.4 & 0.9 as the mean difference for Knowledge & attitude, respectively and found significance at p ≤ 0. 05. There was a positive correlation between Knowledge and attitude with ‘r’ value of 0.06 and found significant relation at p ≤ 0.01. The awareness programme developed was found effective among the health workers, and they could utilise the digital applications without doubt and hesitancy after the awareness programme developed by investigators.

Keywords: Attitude, Awareness program, Covid 19, Digital apps, Health workers, Knowledge, Primary health centres.


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