Abstract: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) surveys are basically carried out to understand the human behaviour to certain subject topics. These studies are generally used to assess the KAP of the population in the current scenario and also help in conceptualisation of definitive interventional strategies.  KAP surveys are generally conducted in six steps beginning from defining the survey objectives, followed by the survey protocol, designing the questionnaire, with the implementation, analysing and the usage of the collected data in the appropriate format. Focussing on knowledge and the attitudes of the respondents, the study helps to identify the key aspects frequently shared by the population or the target population about the particular issue.   Hence these surveys should be used as theoretical skeleton to understand and analyse human behaviour rather than as explicit methodology.  These surveys still help to analyse the local conditions and can be used as basic step for the improvement and assessment for a program or an intervention strategy.
Key Words: Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, surveys, models
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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