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Impact of Training Module for paramedics in Disinfection (MoPDis) of COVID-19 on Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices Scores among Health-care Workers of a Tertiary Care Hospital in India

1 Assoc Prof, Dept of Community Medicine, AFMC, Pune, India
2 Clinical Tutor, Dept of Community Medicine, AFMC, Pune, India
3 Dir Health, O/o DGAFMS, Delhi, India
4 Resident, Dept of Community Medicine, AFMC, Pune, India

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Arun Kumar Yadav,
Department of Community Medicine, AFMC, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_510_20

Introduction: Health-care workers (HCWs) need to have adequate knowledge, the right attitude, and should practice disinfection procedures diligently. The study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of HCWs and the role of training in KAP of HCWs. Materials and Methods: The study population consists of all HCWs undergoing training for disinfection. A structured training module for paramedicals, i.e., module for paramedics in disinfection (MoPDis), was designed. The knowledge, attitude, and practice were assessed before and after the training. Results: A total of 183 male HCWs participated in the study. The mean age of the participants was 31.33 ± 6.8 years and ranges from 21 to 49 years. The mean years of experience were 11.5 ± 7.1 years. The mean pretraining and posttraining scores were 8.1 ± 2.4 and 10 ± 1.9, respectively. The score increases from 53% pretraining score to 66.6% posttraining score. Age, experience, and specialty did not have any association with the gain in knowledge. Conclusions: The training program had significantly increased the KAP levels of the HCWs and hence may improve disinfection practices in hospitals, thus preventing the spread of infection.

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