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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-114

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of house officers towards COVID-19: A multicentered crosssectional study in Egypt


1 Mansoura University Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
2 Benha University Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
3 Occupational Health and Industrial Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
4 Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Radwa Sehsah
Occupational Health and Industrial Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2221-6189.347778

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Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) towards COVID-19 and its associated factors among house officers. Methods: A multicentered crosssectional study on house officers was carried out using an online self-administered questionnaire. Sociodemographic data and data related to KAP towards COVID-19 were collected. Besides, KAP level of the house offices was recorded and factors associated with good KAP were determined. Results: This study included 555 house officers from 10 different hospitals with 128 males and 427 females. Almost half of the house officers had good knowledge and a favorable attitude (46.1% and 51%, respectively) on COVID-19. Still, 82.5% of them were committed to good practice of preventive measures. Besides, percentages of good knowledge and practice among those with chronic diseases or those who knew someone infected with SARS-CoV-2 were higher, but the differences were not statistically significant (P>0.05). In addition, the percentages of females with good practice were higher than those of males, with no statistical difference (P>0.05). Conclusion: House officers showed a good KAP towards COVID-19. Being aware of gaps in KAP can help to effectively contain the current pandemic.


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