COVID-19 PANDEMIC AWARENESS AND ITS IMPACT ON BANGLADESHI PEOPLE: A COMMUNITY BASED SURVEY

  • Md. Monirul Islam Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Science, Northern University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Abu Zobayed Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Science, Northern University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Md. Imran Nur Manik Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Science, Northern University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Asadujjaman Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Science, Northern University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abstract

Background: The present study has been carried out to find out the people’s perception about the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of this pandemic on their daily lives.


Methods: A Google form was used to create an online survey questionnaire distributed via personal relationships and social media. Data were collected using questionnaires consisting of socio-demographic status of participants, COVID-19 concepts and changes in the participants’ lifestyle. A total of 1088 respondents took part in the survey, and the results were evaluated using several statistical approaches. The results were presented in a variety of tables and graphs.


Results: Males made up 53.3% of the participants, while females made up 46.7% who were from villages (29.87%), cities (53.77%), and semi-urban areas (16.36%). Most participants reported that they got information about the COVID-19 pandemic from social media, and they cited 'fever' as an indicator of the sickness. Although the amount of physical interactions with friends and family has not dropped much, working conditions and employment status have significantly altered. The majority of the participants claimed they have no concerns about the COVID-19.


Conclusion: For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, people in Bangladesh from all walks of life rely largely on social media. COVID-19 awareness isn't enough to inhibit the spreading of the virus from community to community. Employees' work schedules have also been drastically altered. To prevent transmission, we should all follow the safety rules strictly.


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Peer Review History:


Received: 4 November 2021; Revised: 17 December; Accepted: 28 December, Available online: 15 January 2022


Academic Editor: Dr. Muhammad Zahid Iqbalorcid22.jpg, AIMST University, Malaysia, drmmziqbal@gmail.com


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Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 5.5/10


Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 7.0/10


Reviewers:


orcid22.jpgDr. Eyassu Mathewos, School of public health, college of health sciences and medicine, Wolaita Soddo university- P.O. Box 158, Wolaita Soddo, Ethiopia.


orcid22.jpgDr. Barkat Ali Khan, Kampala International University , Uganda, barki.gold@gmail.com


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Keywords: awareness, Bangladesh, COVID-19, impact, knowledge

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Islam, M. M., A. Zobayed, M. I. N. Manik, and M. Asadujjaman. “COVID-19 PANDEMIC AWARENESS AND ITS IMPACT ON BANGLADESHI PEOPLE: A COMMUNITY BASED SURVEY”. Universal Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 6, no. 6, Jan. 2022, doi:https://doi.org/10.22270/ujpr.v6i6.699.
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