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Assessment of educated people awareness level and sources about COVID-19

by Marwa O. Elgendy 1 Haitham Saeed 2  and  Heba A. Abou-Taleb
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Beni-Suef University Hospitals , Faculty of Medicine, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Nahda University (NUB), Egypt.
Clinical Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef 62521, Egypt
Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Merit University (MUE), Sohag 82755, Egypt
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IJCMR  2023, 4; 1(1), 4;
Received: 11 July 2023 / Accepted: 18 August 2023 / Published Online: 20 August 2023


Background: Measurement of educated people knowledge about COVID-19 is important to enhance health measures to reduce the rate of infection. Also, knowing the most usable source of data for the public is important point for enhancing the public awareness about the disease. Hence, this study aimed to evaluate the awareness and the practices related to COVID-19 among educated people.

Methods: 360 participant received a questionnaire that was divided into several parts aimed at collecting data about participant awareness regarding COVID-19. Data collected using a designed questionnaire; to evaluate the knowledge related to COVID-19. The questionnaire was classified into 6 parts covering all aspects of COVID-19 awareness data. The first part was to evaluate the respondent’s general knowledge [6 items]; the second was to evaluate symptoms knowledge [1 item]; the third was to evaluate transmission knowledge [2 items]; the fourth was to evaluate preventive knowledge [4 items]; the fifth was to evaluate treatment knowledge [2 items] and the sixth was indicted the main source of gathering information about the disease [1 item].

Results: A total of 360 participants participated, 91% of them know the main clinical symptoms of COVID-19. 86% believed that following preventive measures (the etiquette of sneezing, coughing, personal hygiene or wearing a mask) reduce infection transmission. More than 90 % of participants used the social media for gathering information about the disease, while highly educated (Master and PhD holders) used the published articles as a source for their knowledge, however they represent a few percent of the participant.

Conclusion: Overall, the study participants had good knowledge about COVID-19, however, more efforts are needed to maximize the awareness of the public. Further clinical study is required to evaluate the effect of such good knowledge on decreasing the infection rate.

Copyright: © 2023 by O. Elgendy, Saeed and A. Abou-Taleb. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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O. Elgendy, M.; Saeed, H.; A. Abou-Taleb, H. Assessment of educated people awareness level and sources about COVID-19. International Journal of Clinical Medical Research, 2023, 1, 4.
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