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Myths and realities: A novel study on COVID-19 among the medical students of Rural university of Sindh, Pakistan

Aneela Atta Ur Rahman, Mir Hassan Khoso, Zahid Shaikh, Ehsanullah Malik, Fahad Jibran Siyal, Almas Rahoojo, Arsalan Humayun, Saeed Ahmed Shaikh, Mirza Tasawer Baig, Ayaz Ali Unar, Khalida Unar, Raheela Salem, Muhammad Parial Shahani

The COVID-19 first appeared in Wuhan city of China. It was treated as a case of pneumonia having no etiology, first appeared in December 2019. Its spread was at a rapid pace worldwide. It was called COVID-19 by the WHO on 11th February 2020, as of 5th June 2020, there are 87,113 approved instances of COVID-19 in Pakistan. A cross-sectional descriptive research was conducted on 196 students of SMBBMU through an online questionnaire. It was self-generated and evaluated by epidemiologists. The questionnaire was developed through the WHO advisory from the Coronavirus disease advice for the public: Myth busters. It contains socio-demographic information and Twenty-four (24) questions related to myths and knowledge for COVID-19 and the response of questions was taken on true/false basis. A total of 196 students participated out of which 100 were females and 96 were males, the mean age of the participants was 22.4005 ± 4.97, and 168(85.7%) participants were unmarried. The highest ratio involved in this study was of the first year, which was about 82 (41.8%). The most common source of information was social media (n=118; 60.2%). Overall, 77.21% of the students were aware of the myths and realities regarding COVID-19. Data was analyzed through SPSS 24. The students had sound knowledge regarding the myths and realities of COVID-19. It is the responsibility of public health care providers to spread this knowledge into every part of the country through social media and other sources at their disposal.

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Rahman AAU, Khoso MH, Shaikh Z, Malik E, Siyal FJ, Rahoojo A, et al. Myths and realities: A novel study on COVID-19 among the medical students of Rural university of Sindh, Pakistan. Arch Pharm Pract. 2021;12(1):16-20.
Rahman, A. A. U., Khoso, M. H., Shaikh, Z., Malik, E., Siyal, F. J., Rahoojo, A., Humayun, A., Shaikh, S. A., Baig, M. T., Unar, A. A., et al. (2021). Myths and realities: A novel study on COVID-19 among the medical students of Rural university of Sindh, Pakistan. Archives of Pharmacy Practice, 12(1), 16-20.

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