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Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences
METHODS We conducted a community based cross sectional study with a sample size of 600 using systematic random sampling method in both rural and urban areas of Puducherry. Pretested semi structured questionnaire was used to assess the awareness of Covid-19, psychosocial problems and socioeconomic impact. RESULTS Our study observed that 62 % had adequate awareness, 34 % had moderate awareness among the sample population and 15 % had moderate to severe psychosocial impact due to lockdown, whichdoi:10.14260/jemds/2020/847 fatcat:7h37prdfynbyxejuijlkpeafty