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VOLUME 03 ISSUE 09 SEPTEMBER 2020

Knowledge, Attitude and practice against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus(COVID-19) Among the Jahrom city people: A Cross-Sectional Study
1Navid Kalani, 2Seyed Ebrahim Sadeghi, 3Naser Hatami,
4Mohammad Zarenezhad,2Farshid Javdani, 5*Mohammad Rahmanian
1Research center for social Determinants of Health, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
2Department of Anesthesiology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran,
3Student Research Committee, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
4Iranian legal medicine research center, Legal medicine organization, Tehran, Iran.
5Anesthesiology, Critical care and pain management research center, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
Corresponding Author : Dr Mohammad Rahmanian.
Anesthesiology, Critical care and pain management research center, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iran.
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijmra/v3-i9-11

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ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND:

A new infectious disease named Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged at the end of 2019 and is rapidly spreading across the globe. Most of the instructions provided to stop this outbreak are based on personal behavior and Social Distancing. So people need to be aware of the illness and behavior that they present in the course of the Coronavirus outbreak. The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitude, awareness, and preventive behaviors of people in Jahrom, southern Iran.

METHOD:

In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 1570 people of Jahrom city were surveyed about COVID-19 by designing a questionnaire consisting of areas of knowledge, attitude, and practice of people. Also, the source of their information about coronavirus and the amount of trust in media were investigated. After confirming the validity and reliability of the questionnaire in a pilot study, sampling was done by an online survey. The online questionnaire was completed by individuals and the results were analyzed by SPSS v. 21 analyzed.

RESULTS:

The study involved 1570 Jahrom citizens, 57.6% of whom were female and the rest were male. The mean score of knowledge, attitude, and practice of people in Jahrom city was above average. Trust in the media was at an average level (49.18%). The multiple linear regression of demographic variables revealed the significant inverse effect of the male gender and number of households on awareness; while age, education level and marital status had a positive effect predicting awareness level (p = 0.001, F = 28.057). Regarding the attitude variable, there was a reverse effect of the male gender and the direct effect of age and level of education (p = 0.001, F = 6.78). In the study of practice, the inverse effect of the male gender was observed (p = 0.002, F = 3.30).

CONCLUSION:

Given the importance of community-based individual behavior in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak, providing a tool for measuring the knowledge, attitude, and practice of the community, the questionnaire designed in this study can be used in future research. Also, this study revealed that men and young people appear to have poorer knowledge, attitudes, and practice.

KEYWORDS

Knowledge, Attitude, practice, Coronavirus, COVID-19

VOLUME 03 ISSUE 09 SEPTEMBER 2020

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