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Covid-19 Prevention: Level and Determinants of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice toward WHO Recommended Covid-19 Prevention Measures After Second Wave of Covid 19 Among Harar Population, Eastern Ethiopia: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study

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posted on 08.11.2021, 23:45 by Astawus AlemayehuAstawus Alemayehu, Abebaw Demissie, Mohammed Yusuf, Dereje Feleke, Kirubel Minsamo, Yasin Abdullahi, Abebe Gemechu Lencha, Assefa Tola

Result

In this study, 75.1%, 44.7%, and 52.8% of participants had a good knowledge, positive attitude and good practice toward COVID-19 prevention, respectively. Occupation and educational status were found to have significant strong association with level of knowledge. Occupation, educational status, monthly income and family size were found to have significant strong association with level of attitude. Marital status, educational status and family size were found to have significant strong association with level of practice toward Covid-19 recommended prevention measures.

Conclusion

Overall, there is high level of knowledge and medium level of attitude and practice toward Covid-19 recommended prevention measures. Repeated tailored information using different media should be provided to the community regarding Covid-19 prevention methods. Existing Covid-19 prevention efforts should be strengthened and evaluated to improve community preventive practices.

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Declaration of conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

Corresponding author email

astawusalemayehu@gamil.com

Lead author country

Ethiopia

Lead author job role

Higher Education Researcher

Lead author institution

Harar Health Science College

Human Participants

Yes

Ethics statement

Ethical Approval letter was obtained from Harar Health Science College IHREC with reference no. IHREC 02/596/01/02/14 and informed consent was obtained from participants before collecting data. Confidentiality of all information had been maintained.

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