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Public knowledge, attitudes, and practice about COVID-19 pandemic

Ahmed M. Al-Smadi, Loai I. Tawalbeh, Ala Ashour, Abedalmajeed Shajrawi, Omar Gammoh, Noor Abu-Al-Rous
Journal of Public Health in Africa | Vol 12, No 2 | a481 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2021.1519 | © 2024 Ahmed M. Al-Smadi, Loai I. Tawalbeh, Ala Ashour, Abedalmajeed Shajrawi, Omar Gammoh, Noor Abu-Al-Rous | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 April 2024 | Published: 31 December 2021

About the author(s)

Ahmed M. Al-Smadi, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, Al-al-Bayt University, Al-Mafraq, Jordan
Loai I. Tawalbeh, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Madaba, Amman, Jordan
Ala Ashour, Department of Adult Health Nursing, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
Abedalmajeed Shajrawi, Faculty of nursing, Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan
Omar Gammoh, Pharmacy Department, American University of Madaba, Amman, Jordan
Noor Abu-Al-Rous, King Abdullah University Hospital, Occupational and Health Safety Department, Ar Ramtha, Jordan

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Abstract

COVID-19 is a newly discovered global pandemic that affected almost all countries, including Jordan. Knowledge, attitude and practices are fundamental to suppress the spread of the virus. This study aimed to examine knowledge, attitude and practices about COVID-19 in Jordan. A cross-sectional design was used to recruit a convenience sample of public from Jordan. An online instrument used to assess knowledge, attitude and practices about COVID-19, and was developed by the research team. The data were collected online through social media networks in Jordan. The data were collected during May 2020. 2470 participants participated and completed the study questionnaire. Results indicated good knowledge, practice, and attitude, about COVID-19 among the public in Jordan. Linear regression showed that female, aged 40 years or more, married, with Bachelor degree or higher, employed, and participants believe that Jordan will control COVID-19 had higher knowledge compared to their counterparts. Besides, linear regression showed that female, living in Amman city, with high knowledge about COVID-19, and believing that Jordan will control COVID-19 had higher practice compared to their counterparts. Knowledge, attitude and practices levels regarding COVID-19 among Jordanian population during the pandemic were high. However, health authorities and government have to implement and maintain educational programs to enhance the Jordanian population’s awareness regarding COVID-19 and to prevent its spread specially among male, aged less than 40 years, unmarried, with less than Bachelor degree, unemployed, and for participants believe that Jordan will not control COVID-19.

Keywords

Coronavirus infections; COVID-19; knowledge; attitude; practice; Jordan

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