The impact of 1ST Wave of COVID -19 unlock and COVID-19 2nd wave lockdown
Background. Corana virus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease affecting the millions of populations. World health organization has declared COVID -19 has an emergency.
Methods. A Questionnaire study was conducted from September 2020 and April 2021 to know the impact of 1ST Wave of COVID -19 unlock and COVID 2nd wave lockdown on the Outpatient department of Paediatric and Preventive dentistry of Rama Dental college, Hospital & Research Centre. Sociodemographic characteristics such as gender, age was collected through OPD. A questionnaire containing the knowledge of parents regarding COVID -19 was seen. Categorical data were compared using a chi-square test.
Results. A significant difference was observed in both the waves affecting the Outpatient department. waves (p < 0.01).
Conclusion. Significant differences between both waves were noticed affecting the OPD of the colleges, private clinics. Increase in knowledge of parents regarding Covid -19 was seen.
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