Introduction: The current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19; previously 2019-nCoV) has reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by newly discovered coronavirus. The clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are identi?ed as fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat and fatigue, other diarrhea and acute respiratory distress. The COVID-19 transmission occurs from person-to-person. The WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic on 11 March 2020. These were decision of governments to drastically restrict peoples movements by lockdown strategy. To closing businesses, schools, universities, public events and others (lock down strategy) in order to enable the health services to cope with the large number of severe cases. So the Vulnerable groups (workers in the informal sector, small businesses, migrant workers, refugees, homeless, and others) have the highest burden of the pandemic, economical and social impact. Research Approach: Quantitative approach. Research Design: Exploratory descriptive research design. Participants: 200 low income families in slum areas were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique. TOOLS: Check list. RESULT: Challenges in low income families during COVID-19, 6 (3%) families had mild challenges, 27 (13.5%) had moderate challenges and 167 (83.5%) had severe challenges. Mean of challenges scores 17.35, mean percentage was 8.655% and standard deviation was 3.965. Chi-square test used to associate the level of challenges with their selected demographic variables at 0.05 level of significant. CONCLUSION: Statistical evidence proved that by the lockdown here the challenges are more in low income families during COVID-19 in slum areas.
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Jyoti Vaghela, Dayalal D. Patidar. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Challenges in Low Income Families During Covid-19 in Selected Slum Areas of Mehsana District. A and V Pub Journal of Nursing and Medical Research. 2023; 2(2):50-2. doi: 10.52711/jnmr.2023.13
Jyoti Vaghela, Dayalal D. Patidar. A Descriptive Study to Assess the Challenges in Low Income Families During Covid-19 in Selected Slum Areas of Mehsana District. A and V Pub Journal of Nursing and Medical Research. 2023; 2(2):50-2. doi: 10.52711/jnmr.2023.13 Available on: https://jnmronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-2-2-5
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