Surgeon’s perception of COVID -19 Pandemic
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Background: Surgeons of all levels and kinds poses high risk of getting infected due to use of aerosol generating medical equipment (drill, electrocautery etc.), long duration of surgeries making close proximity with the patients, closed operation theatre environment and fully air conditioning system of operation theatre.
Aim: The aim of the current study is to evaluate knowledge, attitude and practice of surgeons regarding COVID -19 Pandemic.
Methodology : This observational study was conducted using google form online survey. A well-structured questionnaire composed of total 26 Closed ended questions was formulated and distributed among Surgeons practicing in India.
Results: This study included total of 1415 surgeons forming a response rate of about 70.75%. Most of the participating surgeons (1166) were having postgraduate degree and very few (249) very few undergraduates participated in the study .More males as compared to females participated in the study. The results of the survey showed that surgeons practicing in India had good knowledge , attitude and practice regarding Covid 19 infection .
Conclusion and Recommendations : It can be concluded from the current survey that Surgeons were found to have good knowledge , attitude and practice scores.