KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TOWARDS CORONAVIRUS IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA PAKISTAN
Keywords:Covid-19, Epidemic, Health Care Providers
Introduction: Coronavirus disease is the top trending pandemic disease in the present era. The disease has now involved about 198 countries globally. Coronavirus disease is very dangerous due to its rate of transmission from one individual to another. This study was designed to explore the knowledge and attitude of health care workers regarding coronavirus disease.
Material & Methods: A study with 150 participants using a descriptive cross-sectional design was conducted in two public sector hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan in April 2020. The sample was selected consecutively, and data was collected through a reliable knowledge and attitude scale
Results: A calculated sample of 150 participants was obtained for this study. Among the study participants, 61.33% (92) presented with a high level of knowledge and only 17.33% (26) presented with a low level of knowledge. Furthermore, 62.7% (94) participants have a good attitude regarding corona disease. Doctors have better knowledge and attitude than nurses which are in turn better than paramedics.
Conclusion: Study results highlighted that doctor had better knowledge and attitude regarding coronavirus as compared to nurses while nurses demonstrated better knowledge and attitude levels than paramedics. Male and married health care workers have better knowledge and attitude.