Perception of understanding COVID-19 among doctors at Patan Hospital, Nepal

Abstract

Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and presents with fever, dry cough, fatigue, myalgia, and dyspnea. This study aims to is find out the understanding of COVID-19 among doctors at Patan Hospital.

Method: A cross sectional was conducted among doctors at Patan Hospital, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal. The questionnaire in Google form consisted, part1 perception on COVID-19 and part2 understanding using multiple choice questions corresponding to the one to fifteen questionnaire in part1. Ethnical approval was obtained.

Result: Sixty-one doctors participated in the study, of which 65.5% were directly involved in management of COVID-19. Perception and understanding regarding transmission status in country was 65.6% and 63.95% respectively, about case definition 90.1% and 62.2%, about when to do diagnostic tests 75.4% and 90.2%.

Conclusion: There was difference in perception and understanding regarding COVID-19 among doctors, and areas to be reinforced were case definition, transmission classification, diagnostic tests.

Keyword: COVID-19, doctors, perception, understanding

Author Biographies

Bimal Pandey, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Mipsang Lama, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
Prashant Kumar Shah, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Resident, Department of Internal Medicine
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Piyush Rajbhandari, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Keshav Sigdel, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Niroj Hirachan, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lagankhel, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Anesthesia
Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal



Published
2020-05-08