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. 2020 May 8;S0195-6701(20)30238-3.
doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2020.05.007. Online ahead of print.

Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Perceived Barriers Among Healthcare Professionals Regarding COVID-19: A Cross-sectional Survey From Pakistan

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Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Perceived Barriers Among Healthcare Professionals Regarding COVID-19: A Cross-sectional Survey From Pakistan

Muhmmad Saqlain et al. J Hosp Infect. .
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Abstract

A self-administered validated (Cronbach alpha= 0.077) questionnaire was used to assess knowledge, attitude and practice among HCPs in Pakistan regarding COVID-19. Findings showed HCPs had good knowledge (93.2%, n=386), positive attitude (8.43±1.78) and good practice (88.7%, n=367) regarding COVID-19. HCPs perceived that limited infection control material (50.7%, n=210) and poor knowledge regarding transmission (40.6%, n=168) are the major barriers in infection control practice. Regression analysis indicated pharmacist role (OR: 2.247, 95% CI: 1.11-4.55, P=0.025) was the substantial determinant of good practice. HCPs in Pakistan have good knowledge, yet, there were areas where gaps in knowledge and practice were observed.

Keywords: COVID-19; KAP; awareness; healthcare workers.

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