COVID-19: Perspectives and Practices of Urban Population of Pakistan
Objective: To understand the level of awareness and practices in ran poplation of Paistan towards the deadly outbreak of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 in Pakistan
Methodoloy: A descriptive, cross-sectional online study was conducted amongst the people of Pakistan in the month of July, 2020 by non-probability, conveinience sampling technique. The questionnaire was filled by people aged 20-60 years, both male and female, employed or unemployed, married or single regardless of their occupation and residing in Karachi, Pakistan.
Results: A total of 600 participants filled the questionnaire. Majority of respondents were in the range of 2030 years, with 477(79.50) responses. Mean KAP score was found to be 18.59 2.455. Among these, 74.2 of the population were known to have Good KAP’, 24 of the population had Fair KAP’ and 1.9 of the population had Poor KAP’.
Conclusions: Knowledge related to COVID-19 was found to be fair, whereas attitude and practice towards the pandemic was good. Although, many of the knowledge questions were answered rightly by the respondents, still there were some misconceptions related to face masks, gloves and high-risk people for the disease.
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