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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-106

Knowledge, attitude and practices of health-care professionals related to COVID-19: A multi country survey

1 Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, K.S.A
2 Department of Periodontics, Armed Forces Hospital, Jazan, K.S.A
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Armed Forces Hospital, Jazan, K.S.A
4 Department of Pedodontics, Armed Forces Hospital, Jazan, K.S.A
5 Directorate of Health Services, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
6 Libyan Authority of Scientific research, Tripoli, Libya, Libya

Correspondence Address:
Syed Nahid Basheer
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Jazan University, Jazan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/dmr.dmr_28_21

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Background: COVID-19 was declared as the global pandemic on March 11, 2020 because of the rapid increase in the cases. The high mortality rate and the spread have become the biggest concern of the hour. Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices of health-care professionals residing in various countries regarding COVID-19. Methodology: A cross-sectional online survey was conducted and a questionnaire was administered among the participants through E-mail. The statistical significance was calculated for the collected data. Results: A total of 457 participants participated in the survey. Male (45.3%) and female (54.7%) participated with good knowledge (86%) regarding the COVID-19 transmission, while 59% participants reported of using N95 masks and 60% of the participants had attended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines workshop. Conclusion: Findings of the present study showed a wide range of variations in both awareness and attitude of the participants. The knowledge was found to be appropriate while some of the practice-related factors need to be changed. There is a need of regular training, webinars and various educational programs to update the knowledge and the CDC guidelines to be followed.

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