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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) toward the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in a Saudi Population-Based Survey

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King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh 14611, Saudi Arabia
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School of Medicine, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
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King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh 11564, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Emergency Medical Services, Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz College Emergency Medical Services, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5286; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105286
Received: 21 April 2021 / Revised: 7 May 2021 / Accepted: 8 May 2021 / Published: 16 May 2021
Background: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has affected all regions and countries with varying impacts based on infection rates and the associated fatalities. This study aimed to assess knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) toward the COVID-19 pandemic among Saudi Arabians. Methods: The study utilized a cross-sectional research design. Web-based questionnaires’ link was sent via emails and social media and sample was 5483 respondents. Purposive sampling ensured only those participants that met the inclusion criteria. Validity and reliability were checked. Results: Most respondents, 67.9%, were aged between 18 and 35 years and highest level of education university. The findings based on the study objectives indicated a high level of knowledge about COVID-19, which indicated early detection can improve treatment by 4701 (85.7%), the disease can be treated at home 84.6%, the disease can be prevented and avoided when precautions are taken 96.8%. Moreover, 37.2% of the respondents still used herbal products to prevent and treat the disease, and 72.1% indicating immediate visit the physician when there are symptoms. Conclusion: Promoting public knowledge about COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health is paramount in defeating this disease. Providing more education and awareness for public to comply with WHO’s recommendation is recommended. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; knowledge; attitude; practices; Saudi population COVID-19; knowledge; attitude; practices; Saudi population
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Alqahtani, A.H.; Alqahtani, S.A.; Alhodaib, A.S.; Al-Wathinani, A.M.; Daoulah, A.; Alhamid, S.; Al-Otaibi, S.N.; Abufayyah, M.; Wazzan, A.M.; Alshahrani, S.S.; Almaleh, Y.S.; Mobrad, A.M. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) toward the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in a Saudi Population-Based Survey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5286. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105286

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Alqahtani AH, Alqahtani SA, Alhodaib AS, Al-Wathinani AM, Daoulah A, Alhamid S, Al-Otaibi SN, Abufayyah M, Wazzan AM, Alshahrani SS, Almaleh YS, Mobrad AM. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) toward the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in a Saudi Population-Based Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(10):5286. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105286

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Alqahtani, Abdulrahman H., Saleh A. Alqahtani, Abdullah S. Alhodaib, Ahmed M. Al-Wathinani, Amin Daoulah, Sameer Alhamid, Salah N. Al-Otaibi, Mohammed Abufayyah, Ahmad M. Wazzan, Saif S. Alshahrani, Yahya S. Almaleh, and Abdulmajeed M. Mobrad 2021. "Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) toward the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in a Saudi Population-Based Survey" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 10: 5286. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105286

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